General Information

Event name: PHL-88-001
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration , 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: 14.519167, Longitude: 120.769722
General location information: Manila Bay,
HAB Area code(s): PHL-3
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:1988-08-19
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: Gonzales, 1989; Azanza, 1999; Pullin, R.S.V., Rosenthal, H., Maclean, J.L. (eds.) (1993) Environment and aquaculture in developing countries. ICLARM Conf. Proc. (31): 359 p.

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
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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: estimated minimum $2.38M loss incurred by shellfish industry
Management decision: closure
Additional harmful effect information: 121 PSP cases
Created at 03:14 on 27 Sep 2017
Updated at 03:38 on 27 Sep 2017