General Information

Event name: US-17-020
Country: UNITED STATES
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , High Phyto concentration
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome:
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Virginia Harmful Algal Bloom Taskforce)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (~annually since mid 1990s)
Individuals to contact: EGERTON, Todd , REECE, kimberly

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 37.245278, Longitude: -76.502222
General location information: Lower York River, Chesapeake Bay
HAB Area code(s): US-10
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2017-07-27, End: 2017-08-09
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Cochlodinium polykrikoides (136800 cells/L)
Class dinoflagellate
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

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