General Information

Event name: CA-07-003
Country: CANADA
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , High Phyto concentration , Mass mortalities
Event directly affected:
Aquaculture Fish
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome: OTHER
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Harmful Algae Monitoring Program)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (There are often widespread blooms of Noctiluca scintillans on the west coast of Canada in the late spring and early summer)
Individuals to contact: HAIGH, Nicky

Location & Date

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General location information: Upper Strait of Georgia, Pacific Region
HAB Area code(s): CA-38
Additional location information: Noctiluca blooms were reported from the north to the south of the east side of Vancouver Island from late May through the summer, with very thick blooms seen especially in the northern Georgia Strait area in late May to early June.
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Noctiluca scintillans (unknown cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

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Updated at 02:03 on 16 Feb 2018