General Information

Event name: US-01-010
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration
Event directly affected:
Natural Fish
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: No
Individuals to contact: DORTCH, Quay

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 29.376500, Longitude: -89.595933
General location information: Empire Jetties., Louisiana.
HAB Area code(s): US-17
Additional location information: Coastal Northern Gulf of Mexico.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: 1/3-01-1/4-01 (at least).


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Prorocentrum minimum (121,000,00 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography:

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
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: Samples brought to me by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries at the request of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. When they learned that it was not Karenia brevis, no further action was taken.
Additional harmful effect information: