General Information

Event name: US-07-017
Nature of the harmful event:
Mass mortalities
Event directly affected:
Natural Fish
Toxicity detected: No
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Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (As I understand it there have been localized A. sanguinea events throughout the past all along the Texas coast. I do not have specifics on past events.)
Individuals to contact: Byrd, Meridith

Location & Date

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General location information: Bolivar Peninsula, Texas and Mustang Island, Texas
HAB Area code(s): US-18
Additional location information: Large patch of discolored water seen 8/31/07 approximately 1 mile offshore of Mustang Island, TX. Water samples contained high levels of A. sanguinea. Sept 1-2 a fish kill comprised mostly of Gulf Menhaden was reported neaer Rollover Pass on Bolivar Peninsula. Water samples confirmed a bloom of A. sanguinea. Over 1,000,000 fish killed along the length of Bolivar Peninsula: gulf menhaden, silver perch, star drum, atlantic bumper, hardhead catfish, gafftop catfish, and atlantic cutlassfish. Smaller fish kill noticed inside the Galveston jetties near the Galveston Ship Channel assumed (but not confirmed) to be caused by the same bloom.
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Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Akashiwo sanguinea ( cells/L)
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Environmental Conditions

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