General Information

Event name: PT-19-031
Country: PORTUGAL
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , High Phyto concentration , Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome:
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (National System of Bivalve Molluscs Monitoring)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (sometimes)
Individuals to contact: BRANCO, Maria Ana

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 37.006667, Longitude: -7.995556
General location information: Faro litoral, South coast
HAB Area code(s): PT-07
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2019-06-17, End: 2019-07-09
Additional date-related information:

Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Lingulodinium polyedrum (662400 cells/L)
on 17 June
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:
Subsurface
Growth:
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: YTX closures were preventive and mostly affected the tourism in Algarve (S coast) as several beaches were closed due to a “potentially dangerous to public health
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 06:26 on 13 Apr 2020
Updated at 12:34 on 15 Apr 2020
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