General Information

Event name: NZ-62-001
Nature of the harmful event:
Foam/Mucilage in the coast
Event directly affected:
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: No
Individuals to contact: RHODES Lesley

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: -41.647500, Longitude: 171.325278
General location information: Wesport, South Island
HAB Area code(s): NZ-09
Additional location information: The growth covers an area from Little Wanganui to Woodpecker Bay
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 1962-02-01, End: 1962-02-28
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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:
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Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
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Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
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Bloom location in the water column:
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

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Additional information:
Economic losses: Disrupted the Westport fishing industry because of the clogging of nets
Management decision:
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Created at 11:37 on 20 Feb 2018
Updated at 11:47 on 13 Mar 2018