General Information

Event name: MX-02-001
Country: MEXICO
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration
Event directly affected:
Planktonic life
Toxicity detected: No
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:
Individuals to contact: Rosalba Alonso Rodriguez

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Bahia Concepción, Baja California
HAB Area code(s): GC
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2002-04-17
Start: 2002-04-16, End: 2002-04-19
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Gymnodinium catenatum ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Gárate-Lizárraga, I., Bustillos-Guzmán, J. J., López-Cortés, D. J., Hernández-Sandoval, F., Erler, K., Luckas, B. 2006. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 52: 800-815.

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 25 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
Nutrient information: NITRATE: 0.5 - 5.5 uM
PHOSPHATE: 0.5 - 8.0 uM
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 26 °C, Min: 22 °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: 36, Min: 34.2
Bloom location in the water column: Whole column
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Saxitoxins 3.78 to 639.14 ngPSP LC-FD
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision:
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Created at 08:16 on 3 Feb 2018
Updated at 12:45 on 6 Feb 2018