General Information

Event name: ES-00-025
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration , Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 1730 µg STXeq / 100 g (maxim level detected).)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Andalucian Monitoring Programme. Laboratorio D.a.p. "El Rompido")
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (detected 1995 (summer), 1999 (winter and summer))
Individuals to contact: MAMÁN, Luz , OCAÑA, Asunción

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Alboran Sea (Mediterranean)., Andalucia, SE Spain.
HAB Area code(s): ES-14 ES-15
Additional location information: Two blooms at the same area during the year.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2000-07-11, End: 2000-08-29
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Gymnodinium catenatum ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: No Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity: 0
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Bloom location in the water column: Whole column
Growth: Advected
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

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Kit used: No Type of kit used:
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