General Information

Event name: CU-15-002
Country: CUBA
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , High Phyto concentration
Event directly affected:
Planktonic life , Humans
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome: OTHER
Unexplained toxicity: Yes
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): Alexandrium sp.
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: Alonso-Hernández, Carlos , Uriza-Hernández, Sonia

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 22.119167, Longitude: -80.454167
General location information: Cienfuegos Bay, CUB-2
HAB Area code(s): CUB-2
Additional location information: Beach
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2015-07-23
Start: 2015-07-23, End: 2015-10-10
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2015-07-28, End: 2015-10-09
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Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium sp. ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: 0.99 µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction: NNE
Stratified water: No Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 33.6 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: 35.8 Current Velocity:
Nutrient information: AMONIUM: 1.24 microg/L
NITRATE: 54 microg/L
PHOSPHATE: 6.29 microg/L
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 35 °C, Min: 36 °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column: Whole column
In situ
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

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Created at 07:56 on 28 Oct 2015
Updated at 08:19 on 28 Oct 2015