General Information

Event name: ES-01-002
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
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 (Since 1996, in other harbours.)
Individuals to contact: VILA, Magda

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 41.133889, Longitude: 1.402500
General location information: Torredembarra harbour., Catalonia, NE Spain.
HAB Area code(s): ES-21
Additional location information: Bloom confined in a a harbour. Not bloom concentrations were detected outside.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2001-06-25
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: Low cell detection was detected on 10/06/01. Max. cell conc. (500,000 cells/L) occured on 25/06/01. The bloom finished on 6/08/01. This species is widespread along the Catalan coast. Cell detections above 10000 cells/L were also detected since Ferbruary to August in Estartit, Arenys, Vilanova and Cambrils harbour.


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium minutum (500,000 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: 7.3 g/L Chl. 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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Toxin Assay Information

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