General Information

Event name: ES-97-007
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: > 80 g STXeq / 100 g.)
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 (Arenys de Mar Harbour in May 1996; Vilanova Harbour in January-February 1996.)
Individuals to contact: VILA, Magda

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Arenys de Mar Harbour., Catalonia, NE Spain.
HAB Area code(s): ES-22
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: March 97.

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: Cells weren't detected outside the harbour.
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

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: 0
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 15 °C, Min: 17 °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: 33, Min: 29
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth:
In situ
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information: PSP toxicity in mussels.
Economic losses:
Management decision: Temporal and spacial monitoring inside and outside the harbour. Cells weren't detected outside.
Additional harmful effect information:
IOC/UNESCO ISSHA
IOC/UNESCO ICES PICES