General Information

Event name: ES-06-006
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Event directly affected:
Planktonic life
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome:
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Pla de Vigilancia de Fitoplancton Toxic i Nociu a la Costa Catalana and Proyecto PUDEM)
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: SAMPEDRO, Nagore , ARIN, Laura

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Central Coast of Catalonia, NE Spain, Catalonia
HAB Area code(s): ES-22
Additional location information: 40 km shoreline extending from Barcelona to the north
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2006/03/19, End: 2006/03/27
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Phaeocystis sp. (15400000 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Rhizosolenia sp. (1100000 cells/L)
Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (71208 cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Arin L, N Sampedro, M Segura, K van Lenning, A Calbet, J Guillén, A Reñe, D Blasco, J Camp (2006) Foam events due to a Phaeocystis bloom along the Catalan coast (NW Mediterranean). 12th International Conference on Harmful Algae. Copenhagen, Dinamarca. Poster. Abstract page 128

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 12.5 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: 38.2 Current Velocity:
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Bloom location in the water column: Whole column
In situ
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Toxin Assay Information

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