General Information

Event name: US-18-032
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , High Phyto concentration
Event directly affected:
Natural Fish
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome:
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Long Island Marine Monitoring Network)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: Young, Craig

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Great South Bay, South Oyster Bay, Quantuck Bay, Moriches Bay, Shinnecock Bay, Moneybogue Bay, Hewlett Bay,
HAB Area code(s): US-08
Additional location information: The affected area covers over 100 km of shoreline within multiple estuaries
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2018-05-07, End: 2018-10-31
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Aureococcus anophagefferens (622,173,500 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Synechococcus spp. (>3,000,000,000 cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: 105.17 µg/l
Additional bloom information: The year 2018 marks the first time in 12 years that maximum concentrations of Aureococcus anophagefferens did not exceed 1.5 billion cells/L in the affected region.
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: Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 28 °C, Min: 7.3 °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: 27, Min: 24.3
Bloom location in the water column:
In situ
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

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Created at 06:18 on 11 Jun 2019