General Information

Event name: ITA-08-002
Country: ITALY
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration , Foam/Mucilage in the coast , Other ( )
Event directly affected:
Shellfish , Humans
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome: Aerosolized toxins effects
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (ARPA Marche Monitoring)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (in 2007)
Individuals to contact: ZINGONE, Adriana

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 43.616667, Longitude: 13.534167
General location information: Passetto, Ancona, Mid Adriatic
HAB Area code(s): ITA-004
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2008-09-01
Start: 2008-09-01, End: 2008-09-26
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Ostreopsis ovata (5*10^6 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: ISPRA, 2010. Monitoraggio di Ostreopsis ovata e altre microalghe potenzialmente tossiche lungo le coste italiane nel triennio 2007-2009.

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
Additional Environmental information:

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: benthic organisms impacted, human symptoms
Created at 05:33 on 19 Jul 2019
Updated at 05:34 on 19 Jul 2019