General Information

Event name: MX-13-003
Country: MEXICO
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Planktonic life , Aquaculture Fish , Shellfish , Humans
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome: ASP , DSP , PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (COPRISCAM)
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: Rosalba Alonso Rodriguez

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 18.561944, Longitude: -91.555278
General location information: Laguna de Términos, Campeche
HAB Area code(s): GM
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Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Pyrodinium bahamense Plate 1906 var. Bahamense ( cells/L)
Prorocentrum hoffmannianum ( cells/L)
Prorocentrum mexicanum ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Event-related bibliography: Poot-Delgado, C. A., Okolodkov, Y. B., Aké-Castillo, J.A., Rendón-Von Osten, J. 2013. Microalgas potencialmente nocivas en bancos ostrícolas de la Laguna de Términos, Golfo de México. Memorias del XX Congreso Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología del Mar. 01-04 octubre de 2013.

Environmental Conditions

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Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 31.4 °C, Min: 24 °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: 13.1, Min: 11.6
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Toxin Assay Information

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Created at 09:53 on 3 Feb 2018