General Information

Event name: US-10-002
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , High Phyto concentration , Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): Pyrodinium bahamense
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Fish and Wildlife Research Institute HAB Monitoring Program: Event Response)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: SCOTT, Paula

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 27.946944, Longitude: 82.458333
General location information: , West Coast of Florida
HAB Area code(s): US-16
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2010-06-04, End: 2010-09-09
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Pyrodinium bahamense (1,170,000 cells/L)
saxitoxin producer
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (2,439,600 cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: not measured µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Oxygen content (nL/L): 4.60 - 8.6 Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 28.0 - 34.4 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: 14.85-30.8 Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 28 °C, Min: 34.4 °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: 14.85, Min: 30.8
Bloom location in the water column:
In situ
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses: Shellfish harvesting is prohibited in the areas affected. The bloom did not reach the lower portion of the bay when harvesting is permitted.
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information:
Updated at 06:01 on 15 Apr 2015