General Information

Event name: SV-17-001
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , High Phyto concentration , Foam/Mucilage in the coast
Event directly affected:
Natural Fish
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome:
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (National Monitoring Programme of the Marine Environment)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (Similar events occurred in 2016 y 2014)
Individuals to contact: RUIZ-RODRIGUEZ, Gerardo , AMAYA-MONTERROSA, Oscar , QUINTANILLA, Rebeca

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 13.491389, Longitude: -89.524444
General location information: La Libertad, La Libertad
HAB Area code(s): ELS-05
Additional location information: The bloom covered aproximately 30km oh shoreline.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2017-07-06
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Cochlodinium polykrikoides (7140000 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Prorocentrum micans (8000 cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
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Environmental Conditions

Weather: Cloudy Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Yes Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 32.07 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): 1.2 Salinity: Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 34.00 °C, Min: 30.90 °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
In situ
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 04:33 on 22 Jan 2018