General Information

Event name: ES-01-005
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , High Phyto concentration
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome:
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Pla de Vigilancia de fitoplancton toxic i nociu a la Costa Catalana.)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (The species was identified in the area in 1993 doing widespread blooms. Until then the species is detected every year in confined areas, and some years also doing widespread blooms)
Individuals to contact: VILA, Magda

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 41.108333, Longitude: 1.251667
General location information: Tarragona harbour., Catalonia, NE Spain.
HAB Area code(s): ES-21
Additional location information: Bloom detected in a harbour. No blooming concentrations were detected outside.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2001-08-26, End: 2001-08-31
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: The bloom started in 30/07/01 and lasted until 18/09/01.


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Gyrodinium impudicum (375,000 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
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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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Toxin Assay Information

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