General Information

Event name: DZ-08-002
Country: ALGERIA
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , High Phyto concentration
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome:
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: MASO, Mercedes , SAMPEDRO, Nagore , ILLOUL, Hassina

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 36.641667, Longitude: 2.673056
General location information: Khemisti Harbour, Bou-Ismail Bay, Tipaza Wilaya
HAB Area code(s): DZ-06
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2008-08-07
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Kryptoperidinium foliaceum (561360 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Peridinium quinquecorne AbÚ 1927 (28068 cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: H.Illoul, M.Masˇ, M.Demestre, J. M. Fortu˝o, S. De Juan. 2009. HARMFUL ALGAE IN BOU-ISMA¤L BAY COASTAL WATERS DURING AUGUST 2008 CRUISE (ALGERIAN COAST) (AECI/MESRS A/010153/07 Project). IOC/HANA Second workshop on Harmful Algal Bloos in North Africa, 7-9 November 2009, Alexandria, Egypt. Oral presentation.

Environmental Conditions

Weather: sunny Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 26.1 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: 36.4 Current Velocity:
Nutrient information: AMONIUM: 11.32Ámole/l
NITRATE: 0.34Ámole/l
NITRITE: 0.17Ámole/l
PHOSPHATE: 0.55 Ámole/l
SILICATE: 0.36Ámole/l
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
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Bloom location in the water column: Whole column
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Toxin Assay Information

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