General Information

Event name: ITA-07-001
Country: ITALY
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , High Phyto concentration
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome:
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (HABs in coastal areas of high economic interest in Sardinia, funded by The Autonomous Region of Sardinia (RAS)(research project code: CRP-26691).)
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: ZINGONE, Adriana , LUGLIE', Antonella

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 40.840000, Longitude: 8.508056
General location information: Platamona Beach, West Sardinia
HAB Area code(s): ITA-018
Additional location information: among beaches exploited primarily for recreational use and tourism. Bloom extended to 1.5-2 km
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2007-07-19
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Additional date-related information: The bloom was detected in July-August


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium taylorii Balech 1994 (7000000 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: The species is reported as toxic, but not from Mediterranean areas
Event-related bibliography: Satta, C., Pulina, S., Padedda, B., Penna, A., Nicola, S. & Luglič, A. 2010. Water discoloration events caused by the harmful dinoflagellate Alexandrium taylorii Balech in a new beach of the Western Mediterranean Sea (Platamona beach, North Sardinia). Adv. Oceanogr. Limnol. 1:259-69.

Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

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Created at 05:27 on 10 Sep 2018