General Information

Event name: PHL-87-001
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Shellfish , Humans
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: AZANZA, Rhodora , YNIGUEZ, Aletta

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Subic Bay to Santa Cruz, Zambales,
HAB Area code(s): PHL-2
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:1987-04-01
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Pyrodinium bahamense var. compressum ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: MACLEAN, J.L. 1989. An overview of Pyrodinium red tides in the western Pacific, p. 1- 8. In GM. Hallegraeff and J.L. Maclean (eds.) Biology, epidemiology and management of Pyrodinium red tides. ICLARM Conference Proceedings 21, 286 p. Fisheries Department, Ministry of Development, Brunei Darussalam, and International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management, Manila, Philippines.

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
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Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
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Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
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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:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: 13 PSP cases with 1 death
Created at 11:22 on 27 Sep 2017
Updated at 02:25 on 27 Sep 2017