General Information

Event name: IE-88-002
Country: IRELAND
Nature of the harmful event:
Other ( Nuisance smells and fouling of beaches. Some reports of skin irritation in swimmers and fishermen)
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome: OTHER
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (Irish Sea 1931, Waterford region 1981, and 1982, East coast 1984.)
Individuals to contact: CLARKE, Dave

Location & Date

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General location information: Ardmore Bay & Tramore Bay,,
HAB Area code(s): IE-02
Additional location information: ·widespread bloom occurred on south coast from Ardmore Bay to the west and Tramore Bay to east side of Waterford coast.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 1988-06-15, End: 1988-06-19
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Phaeocystis pouchetii (Hariot) Lagerheim 1893 ( cells/L)
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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 04:23 on 24 Apr 2018
Checked at 04:31 on 22 Apr 2013