General Information

Event name: US-17-012
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration , Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (NOAA-MERHAB)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (3 closures occurred: James Creek, NY; Shinnecock Bay, NY; and Deep Hole Creek, NY (this is the first closure for this site).)
Individuals to contact: GOBLER

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: James Creek, NY; Shinnecock Bay, NY; Deep Hole Creek, NY, NY
HAB Area code(s): US-08
Additional location information: Harbors and Coves
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: April to June


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium spp. (90000 cells/L)
Class dinoflagellate
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: James Creek max= 90,000 cells per L; Deep hole Creek max= 19,000 cells per L; Shinnecock Bay max= 1000 cells per L.
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

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Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

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Created at 07:53 on 23 Apr 2018