General Information

Event name: PT-08-002
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration , Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): Mytilus spp.; Cerastoderma spp.
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (HAB Monitoring)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (Every year since 2005)
Individuals to contact: Moita, Teresa , BRANCO, Maria Ana

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 40.644167, Longitude: -8.748056
General location information: Marégrafo, Aveiro
HAB Area code(s): PT-02
Additional location information: Ria de Aveiro mouth
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2008-09-08
Start: 2008-06-30, End: 2008-10-14
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Gymnodinium catenatum Graham 1943 (76240 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Noctiluca scintillans (10920 cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

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Created at 01:43 on 24 Jan 2013