General Information

Event name: BR-14-001
Country: BRAZIL
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration , Freshwater
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: Cyanobacterial toxins effects
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: MENDEZ, Silvia

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Camacari, Bahía
HAB Area code(s): BR-02
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2014-01-02
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Trichodesmium erythraeum (Ehrenberg) Gomont 1892 ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Helen Michelle de J. Affe, Taiara A. Caires, Eduardo M. da Silva y José Marcos de C. Nunes. 2016.Floración de Trichodesmium erythraeum en la región costera tropical de BrasilRevista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía Vol. 51, Nº1: 175-179, abril 2016 DOI 10.4067/S0718-19572016000100017 NOTA CIENTÍFICA

Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

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Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: people affected with dermatitis
Created at 07:20 on 20 Aug 2019