General Information

Event name: NZ-60-001
Nature of the harmful event:
Mass mortalities , Foam/Mucilage in the coast
Event directly affected:
Natural Fish
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome:
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: RHODES Lesley

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: -40.661667, Longitude: 172.819167
General location information: Golden Bay, South Island
HAB Area code(s): NZ-07
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:1860-01-01
Start: 1860-01-01, End: 1860-12-31
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Washbourn, H. P. (1937). Further Reminiscences of Early Days. Kiwi Publishers.

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
Additional Environmental information:

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:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: "In the sixties Golden Bay was covered with a yellow-looking slime, so thick that the breakers only rolled backwards and forwards without breaking. "
Created at 03:00 on 20 Feb 2018
Updated at 03:56 on 6 Dec 2019