General Information

Event name: US-14-016
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): 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 for over a decade)
Individuals to contact: HUBBARD, Katherine

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 27.150000, Longitude:
General location information: Tampa Bay, West Coast of Florida
HAB Area code(s): US-16
Additional location information: bay system
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2014-05-20, End: 2014-09-19
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: 5/20/14-9/19/14


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Pyrodinium bahamense (1153000 cells/L)
dinophyceae. PSP producer
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 32.8 °C, Min: 26.6 °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: 25.81, Min: 14.64
Bloom location in the water column:
In situ
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information: DO range: 6.0-10.5 mg/L

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information: n/a; shellfish not analyzed
Economic losses: Non necessary
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 08:51 on 8 Feb 2017