General Information

Event name: SV-16-001
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome:
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (LABTOX-UES Permanent Marine Environment Monitoring Programme)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (Though it has occurred before according to locals, this is the first time it is reported)
Individuals to contact: QUINTANILLA, Rebeca

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 13.356944, Longitude: -87.843056
General location information: Golfo de Fonseca, La Unión
HAB Area code(s): ELS-01
Additional location information: Enclosed bay
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2016-01-27
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Phaeocystis sp. ( cells/L)
Gelatinous colonies ranging from 1 to 3 cm diameter
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
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Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): 24.0 Wind direction:
Stratified water: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 27.29 Oxygen saturation %: 229.1 Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): 0.5 Salinity: 23.35 Current Velocity:
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Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

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Created at 06:03 on 14 Mar 2016
Updated at 04:07 on 23 Jan 2018