General Information

Event name: SV-14-001
Nature of the harmful event:
Event directly affected:
Natural Fish
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: Yes (2012)
Individuals to contact: ALVARADO-CALLEJAS, Yaneth , AMAYA-MONTERROSA, Oscar , QUINTANILLA, Rebeca

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 13.475556, Longitude: -89.329444
General location information: La Libertad, La Libertad
HAB Area code(s): ELS-02
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2014-09-03
Start: 2014-08-18, End: 2014-09-14
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: Patches appeared before offshore


Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Cochlodinium polykrikoides (6 993 000 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Alexandrium sp. (49 000 cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: 0.9 µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: In "First report of Alexandrium globosum on the Pacific coast of Central America" HARMFUL ALGAE NEWS N 51/2015. Our lab is working on article redaction for event divulgation

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Rainy season Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction: NE
Stratified water: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 29 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): 0.3 - 0.6 Salinity: Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 30 °C, Min: 28 °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
In situ
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information: The bloom lasted few weeks and there were no human intoxication.

Toxin Assay Information

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Created at 03:03 on 4 Nov 2015
Updated at 06:49 on 26 Jan 2018