General Information

Event name: PE-02-001
Country: PERU
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: MENDEZ, Silvia

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Bahia Paracas, Atenas
HAB Area code(s): PE-13
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2002-07-01
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis rotundata ( cells/L)
Dinophysis caudata ( cells/L)
Dinophysis acuminata (920 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Sixth IOC Regional Science Planning Workshop on Harmful Algal Blooms in South America Guayaquil, Ecuador (22-24 October 2003- IOC WS Report N| 256

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: área clossure
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 02:58 on 29 Aug 2019
Updated at 07:48 on 29 Aug 2019