General Information

Event name: ES-17-008
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome: Aerosolized toxins effects
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): Airborne
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (Since, at least, year 2003)
Individuals to contact: VILA, Magda , Berdalet, Elisa

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 41.550000, Longitude: 2.483333
General location information: Sant Andreu de Llavaneres, Catalonia
HAB Area code(s): ES-22
Additional location information: Shallow and exposed rocky beach (fossil beach) in the middle of a sandy area
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2017-05-03
Start: 2017-06-19, End: 2017-08-15
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Additional date-related information: Respiratory symptoms from 3 to 21 August


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Ostreopsis ovata (22900 cells/L)
8.8 milions cells g fresh weight macroalga
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Coolia monotis ( cells/L)
Prorocentrum lima ( cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Vila M, Abós-Herrāndiz R, Isern-Fontanet J, Ālvarez J, Berdalet E. (2016). Establishing the link between Ostreopsis cf. ovata blooms and human health impacts using ecology and epidemiology Scientia Marina, 80S1: 107-115. doi:

Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

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Created at 11:36 on 10 May 2019