General Information

Event name: EC-18-001
Country: ECUADOR
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , High Phyto concentration , Foam/Mucilage in the coast
Event directly affected:
Planktonic life
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome:
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: TORRES, Gladys

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Oceano Pacifico Ecuatorial Of Ecuador, Oceano Pacifico suedeste
HAB Area code(s): EC-06 EC-07
Additional location information: Santa Elena Peninsula, ten milles offshore coast near 5 millas of covered
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2018-04-22
Start: 2018-05-10, End: 2018-05-11
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: coloration of the green color bloom observed


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus:
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: Tetraselmis is used by laboratories as food for larvae
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 25.03 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): 5 Salinity: 34.70 Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth: Advected
In situ
Growth Comments This event began on April 22, continues to be presented at some local beaches; We recorded our sampling at 10 miles on May 5, with extensive green spots about 5 miles.
Additional Environmental information: the data is in process

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:
Created at 03:42 on 11 May 2018