General Information

Event name: US-96-018
Country: UNITED STATES
Nature of the harmful event:
Mass mortalities
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: NSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (K. brevis blooms and sea turtle mortalities are common along west coast of Florida)
Individuals to contact: LANDSBERG, Jan

Location & Date

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HAB Area code(s): US-15 US-16
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Additional date-related information: Multiple Karenia bloom events from 1986-2013

Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Karenia brevis ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Foley, A., Stacy, B. A., Schueller, P., Flewelling, L. J., Schroeder, B., Minch, K., Fauquier, D. A., Foote, J. J., Manire, C., Atwood, K. E., Granholm, A. A., Landsberg, J. H., 2019. Assessing Karenia brevis red tide as a mortality factor of sea turtles in Florida. Dis. Aquat. Org. 132, 109124.

Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Brevetoxins ELISA
Kit used: Type of kit used:
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Created at 02:42 on 24 Jul 2020
Updated at 05:42 on 28 Jul 2020
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