General Information

Event name: ES-02-014
Country: SPAIN
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: Yes (Andalusian monitoring program molluscs LCCRRPP)
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: MAMÁN, Luz

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Alboran sea, Southeast of Spain
HAB Area code(s): ES-12
Additional location information: Event detected from ES-12 to ES-15
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2002-09-15
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: Event detected from september to december.


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Gonyaulax fragilis (Schütt) Kofoid 1911 (6364 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography:

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: 23 °C, Min: 14 °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: 38.2, Min: 35.8
Bloom location in the water column: Whole 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: Harmful effects in the fishing sector
Created at 12:47 on 27 Mar 2018