General Information

Event name: US-16-017
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , High Phyto concentration , Seafood toxins , Mass mortalities
Event directly affected:
Planktonic life , Natural Fish , Shellfish , Humans
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: NSP , Aerosolized toxins effects
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2006, 2005, 2000, proviuos years)
Individuals to contact: NUNEZ, Alex

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Texas Coast from Port Aransas to U.S. Mexico border, Texas
HAB Area code(s): US-18
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2016-08-24, End: 2016-11-01
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: Fish kills initially reported on September 6,


Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Karenia brevis ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
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Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

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Created at 06:17 on 13 Mar 2017
Updated at 09:27 on 14 May 2018