General Information

Event name: ITA-07-002
Country: ITALY
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration , Foam/Mucilage in the coast , Other ( Aerosolized toxin effects)
Event directly affected:
Shellfish , Humans
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome: Aerosolized toxins effects
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: ZINGONE, Adriana , ACCORONI, Stefano

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 43.616667, Longitude: 13.534167
General location information: Passetto, Ancona, Mid Adriatic Sea
HAB Area code(s): ITA-004
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2007-08-08
Start: 2007-08-08, End: 2007-10-24
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Ostreopsis ovata (13*10^6 cells/L)
Brownish benthic mats, microflocks in the water column
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: 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: Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth Comments
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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: Bathing activities suspended; shellfish collection shut
Additional harmful effect information: Symptoms in humans
Created at 05:23 on 19 Jul 2019
Updated at 05:35 on 19 Jul 2019