General Information

Event name: CU-15-001
Country: CUBA
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , 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: No
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: Arencibia-Carballo, Gustavo , Delgado Miranda Gilma

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 82.233333, Longitude: 23.200000
General location information: Marina Hemingway, 2
HAB Area code(s): CUB-1
Additional location information: Longitud 23,12 N; Latitud 82,14 W
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2015-09-05
Start: 2015-09-05, End: 2015-09-23
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2015-09-05, End: 2015-09-23
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Cochlodinium polykrikoides Margalef 1961 (1,8 cells/L)
millones por litros
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Dinoflagellate blooms in eutrophic zones of Bahía de Cienfuegos, Cuba.Harmful Algae News. April 2010, No. 41.

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 32 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: 36 Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
In situ
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

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Created at 05:32 on 28 Oct 2015