General Information

Event name: ES-01-004
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 1995, in other harbours.)
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 confined in a a harbour.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2001-05-28, End: 2001-06-25
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: Max. cell conc. (21,800 cells/L) occured on 4/06/01. This species was detected in concentrations above 1,000 cells/L in several harbours (Estartit, Arenys, Barcelona, Vilanova, Sant Carles), year round.


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis sacculus (21,800 cells/L)
In Tarragona, the species bloomed coinciding with Alexandrium catenella.
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Alexandrium catenella (8,000,000 cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: 21 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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