General Information

Event name: BR-02-001
Country: BRAZIL
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration , Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: MENDEZ, Silvia

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: -20.500000, Longitude: -48.500000
General location information: Paranagua Estuary,
HAB Area code(s): BR-21
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2002-12-01
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis acuminata (4566 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Luiz Laureno Mafra JuniorI*;Luciano Felício FernandesII; Luís Antonio O. ProençaI.2006. Harmful algae and toxis in paranaguá bay , Brazil: bases for monitoring.Brazilian Journal of Oceanography On-line version ISSN 1982-436X Braz. j. oceanogr. vol.54 no.2-3 São Paulo Apr./Sept. 2006

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: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Dinophysis acuminata Okadaic Acid Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: positive results in mussels
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: toxic mussels
Created at 10:57 on 27 Sep 2017