General Information

Event name: CO-17-001
Country: COLOMBIA
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: No
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: Natalia Arbelaez , Mancera, Jose Ernesto , Julian Franco

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 11.256389, Longitude: -74.217778
General location information: Santa Marta, Caribe
HAB Area code(s): COL-02
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2017-03-14
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Mesodinium sp. (932775 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: INVEMAR. 2017. CONCEPTO TÉCNICO SOBRE LA MANCHA ROJA OBSERVADA ENTRE LAS BAHÍAS DE SANTA MARTA Y TAGANGA. CPT-CAM-008-17. 17 p.

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 25,9 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: 36,9 Current Velocity:
Nutrient information: AMONIUM: 6,1 (μg/L)
NITRATE: 7,62 (μg/L)
NITRITE: 1,68 (μg/L)
PHOSPHATE: 224 (μg/L)
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 26,3 °C, Min: 25,8 °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Surface
Subsurface
Growth:
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision:
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Created at 10:23 on 23 Aug 2017
Updated at 10:45 on 23 Aug 2017
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