General Information

Event name: US-14-013
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration , Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Natural Fish
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome: Aerosolized toxins effects , NSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): no documented human illnesses
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (FWC/FWRI HAB Monitoring Program)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (annually)
Individuals to contact: HUBBARD, Katherine

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Southwest Florida (Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, Collier counties), West Coast of Florida
HAB Area code(s): US-16
Additional location information: bloom spanned inshore/offshore waters but was spatially and temporally patchy
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2014-10-30, End: 2014-11-24
Additional date-related information: 10/30/2014-11/24/14


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Karenia brevis (5547500 cells/L)
Dinophyceae. NSP producer
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
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Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 31 °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: 36.1,
Bloom location in the water column:
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:
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Created at 07:57 on 8 Feb 2017
Updated at 09:35 on 14 May 2018