General Information

Event name: EG-07-001
Country: EGYPT
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , High Phyto concentration
Event directly affected:
Other Terrestrial
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome:
Unexplained toxicity: Yes
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Oceanography Programme)
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: ISMAEL, Amany

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 29.983333, Longitude: 31.266667
General location information: Miami Beach, Alexandria
HAB Area code(s): EG-02
Additional location information: The area is affected by coastal engineering and The place is recreational area
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2007-08-15
Start: 2007-08-10, End: 2007-09-01
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Peridinium quinquecorne Abé 1927 (9.9 x 106 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Micromonas pusilla (Butcher) Manton et Parke 1960 (21.8 x 106 cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Ismael, A. A. 2014. Coastal engineering and Harmful Algal Blooms along Alexandria coast, Egypt. Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research. 40(2): 125-131

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: 39.6 Current Velocity:
Nutrient information: NITRATE: 3.43-22.37
PHOSPHATE: 1.66-2.89
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: 39.6, Min: 37
Bloom location in the water column: Whole column
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
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Additional information:
Economic losses: yes, Tourism sector affected
Management decision: Corrective measures were then taken around 2010 to reduce the harmful effects caused by the previous coastal engineering modifications.
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 10:37 on 23 Aug 2017