General Information

Event name: ES-18-014
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , High Phyto concentration , Mass mortalities , Other ( anoxia)
Event directly affected:
Planktonic life , Natural Fish
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome:
Unexplained toxicity: Yes (probably death by anoxia)
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: SAMPEDRO, Nagore

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 39.948333, Longitude: 4.253889
General location information: Albufera des Grau, Menorca (Balearic Islands), SPAIN
HAB Area code(s): ES-24
Additional location information: Coastal lagoon
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2018-06-12, End: 2018-09-12
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Gyrodinium instriatum Freudenthal et Lee 1963 (9380000 cells/L)
in June (Levanderina fissa)
Anabaenopsis sp. (6140000 cells/L)
July and August
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: from 13 to 393 µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: 7 Current Velocity:
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Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
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Created at 01:05 on 2 May 2019