General Information

Event name: ES-96-006
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (During April and May 1995.)
Individuals to contact: FORTEZA, VincenÁ

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Harbour of Palma de Mallorca., Baleares.
HAB Area code(s): ES-26
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: April 96.

Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium minutum ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Fine weather. Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: No Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth:
In situ
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information: Fine weather, appropiate temperature and high degree of enclosure.

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: Once PSP toxicity was confirmed, the local government forbade fishing in the harbour of Palma de Mallorca
Additional harmful effect information: Waters abnormally reddish brown.
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