General Information

Event name: PE-17-003
Country: PERU
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration
Event directly affected:
Natural Fish
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome:
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (IMARPE, Punto Fijo)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: Sonia Sanchez

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: -9.455278, Longitude: -78.383056
General location information: Chimbote, Ancash
HAB Area code(s): Pe_anc5
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2017-01-31
Start: 2017-01-31, End: 2017-01-31
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Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Heterosigma akashiwo (Hada) Hada ex Hara et Chihara 1987 (4200000 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Sánchez S, Delgado E, Bernales A, Jacobo N, Franco A, Correa D. 2021. Floraciones algales nocivas en la costa peruana durante El Niño Costero 2017 y su relación con las condiciones ambientales. Bol Inst Mar Perú. 36(2): 452-462

Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

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Created at 08:49 on 17 Nov 2022
Updated at 09:28 on 17 Nov 2022