General Information

Event name: NZ-01-001
Nature of the harmful event:
Foam/Mucilage in the coast
Event directly affected:
Natural Fish , Shellfish , Humans
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: Yes (In the 1860s)
Individuals to contact: RHODES Lesley

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: -40.872500, Longitude: 173.251667
General location information: Tasman and Golden Bay, South Island
HAB Area code(s): NZ-07
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 1901-01-01, End: 1901-01-31
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Hurley, D.E., 1982. The Nelson slime: observations on past occurrences. Oceanographic summary no. 20 (ISSN 0111-1302), New Zealand Oceanographic Institute, 11 pp.

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 13 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 18 °C, Min: 19 °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: Major problems for the commercial inshore fishing industry.
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 09:15 on 20 Feb 2018
Updated at 11:41 on 13 Mar 2018