General Information

Event name: US-07-012
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 (Routine water quality monitoring by the Suffolk County Dept. of Health Services)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (Recurring bloom from 1986 to 2002)
Individuals to contact: DE BLASI, Philip

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Suffolk County, South Shore Estuary, New York
HAB Area code(s): US-08
Additional location information: Moriches Bay and Shinnecock Bay, South Shore of Long Island. Western Shinnecok Bay, Eastern Moriches Bay.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: June to July, September


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Aureococcus anophagefferens (837,425 cells/L)
At station 190 in Moriches Bay on 6/27/07
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: 28.3 µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Sunny Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction: SW
Stratified water: No Oxygen content (nL/L): 7.5 Wind velocity: 10 mph
Temperature (°C): 24.5 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): .46 Salinity: 29.0 ppt Current Velocity: 0
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column: Whole column
In situ
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
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Additional information:
Economic losses: Historically has caused loss of scallop fishery in other embaymentss (Peconic Estuary) and decimation of eelgrass beds.
Management decision: Continue monitoring.
Additional harmful effect information: