General Information

Event name: NL-90-002
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome:
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Phytoplankton Monitoring program. Tidal Waters Division.)
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: WETSTEYN, L.P.M.J

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 42.815556, Longitude: 4.519722
General location information: Waddenzee,
HAB Area code(s): NL-01
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:1990-07-01
Start: 1990-07-01, End: 1990-10-31
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 1990-07-01, End: 1990-10-31
Additional date-related information: Occurence from July-October.


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Phaeocystis sp. (> 100,000 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: In 1990 Phaeocystis number were relatively low. The highest values (1,500,000 cells/L) was measured at station W590 in August 1990.
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: No Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity: 0
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column: Whole column
In situ
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information:

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: Phaeocystis is under continuous attention of water managers. Implications for economic losses are quite likely.
Management decision: None.
Additional harmful effect information:
Updated at 06:02 on 16 Apr 2015