General Information

Event name: KEN-02-002
Country: KENYA
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome:
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: QUOD, Jean-Pascal , SCHWEIBOLD Laura

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: -3.303056, Longitude: 40.419167
General location information: Indian Ocean Coast,
HAB Area code(s): KE-01
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2002-01-01
Start: 2002-01-01, End: 2002-02-28
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: OBURA, David. Status of coral reefs in East Africa. Coral Reef Degradation in the Indian Ocean, 2002, p. 15.

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
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Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: a large-scale Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) impacted the coasts of Somalia and Kenya
Created at 09:08 on 13 Dec 2021