General Information

Event name: ES-99-011
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome:
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (21840 cells/L in Palamos in August 1997)
Individuals to contact: VILA, Magda

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Roses harbour., Catalonia, NE Spain.
HAB Area code(s): ES-23
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Additional date-related information: July-November 1999.


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Prorocentrum mexicanum ( cells/L)
reaching concentrations up to 12654 cells/L (Roses harbour, 22/8/99).
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: Other Monitoring stations with maximum concentrations between 1000-5600 cells/L: Calella, Blanes, St. Feliu and Palamós
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Environmental Conditions

Weather: Autumn storms since September. 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
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 25 °C, Min: 19 °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: 37, Min: 35
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

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Kit used: No Type of kit used:
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