General Information

Event name: PE-18-001
Country: PERU
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration , Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: There is no information)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Official Schedule of Weekly Monitoring for Production Areas)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (2017)
Individuals to contact: Sonia Sanchez

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: -13.839167, Longitude: -76.269167
General location information: Atenas, Paracas bay, FANSA
HAB Area code(s): PE-13
Additional location information: near coast
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2018-03-16
Start: 2018-04-11, End: 2018-04-20
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2018-04-11, End: 2018-05-03
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium ostenfeldii (90000 cells/L)
COLOR:brown dark
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Prorocentrum minimum (Pavillard) Schiller 1931 (251326 cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Reporte Tecnico FAN - MFT N19-2018 IMARPE. pag web Imarpe

Environmental Conditions

Weather: sunny Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction: SSE
Stratified water: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity: 3m/seg
Temperature (°C): 21.4 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: 35.1 Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 21.4 °C, Min: 16.97 °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: 35.11, Min: 33.26
Bloom location in the water column:
In situ
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information: pH 7.57 - 8.55

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information: analytical methods
Economic losses:
Management decision: Area closure and Contingency Plans
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 10:02 on 9 May 2018
Updated at 07:45 on 29 Aug 2019