General Information

Event name: PT-08-008
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (HAB monitoring)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: COUTINHO, Teresa

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 39.348889, Longitude: -9.375556
General location information: Porto Peniche, Peniche
HAB Area code(s): PT-03
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2008-07-30
Start: 2008-07-02, End: 2008-09-02
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Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Gymnodinium catenatum Graham 1943 (3040 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Dinophysis acuta Ehrenberg 1841 (300 cells/L)
at the start of the bloom event
Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (16485 cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
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Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 18 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: 37 Current Velocity: 0
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Toxin Assay Information

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Checked at 05:33 on 22 Feb 2018