General Information

Event name: CO-16-004
Nature of the harmful event:
Mass mortalities
Event directly affected:
Natural Fish
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:
Individuals to contact: Natalia Arbelaez , Mancera, Jose Ernesto , Julian Franco

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 10.990556, Longitude: -74.281667
General location information: Pueblo viejo, Cienaga Grande de Santa Marta, Caribe
HAB Area code(s): COL-02
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2016-06-10
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Synechocystis sp. (128.860.492 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: INVEMAR 2016. Concepto técnico sobre inspección y visita de campo para evaluación de condiciones ambientales en el municipio Pueblo Viejo. CPT-CAM-015-16. 16 p.

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 31,8 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: 35,9 Current Velocity:
Nutrient information: AMONIUM: 26,2 μg/L
NITRATE: 11,1 μg/L
PHOSPHATE: 94,4 μg/L
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 32,0 °C, Min: 31,4 °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: 38,7, Min: 34,5
Bloom location in the water 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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Created at 05:44 on 25 Aug 2017
Updated at 05:48 on 25 Aug 2017