General Information

Event name: DE-03-001
Country: GERMANY
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , High Phyto concentration , Foam/Mucilage in the coast
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 150 to 880 μmol/L nodularin)
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: CEMBELLA, Allan

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania coast, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania coast; Mecklenb
HAB Area code(s): DE-01 DE-02
Additional location information: Bloom appeared end of July in Lübeck Bight and Fehmarnsund. By 9–10 August bloom was dispersed in the upper water column, with disappearance by August 14.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction: E
Stratified water: No Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity: High
Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth Comments South-easterly winds caused the drifting of cyanobacterial cell accumulations from Mecklemburg Bight directly into the outer and middle part of the Lübeck Bight.
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Nodularia spumigena Nodularins Nodularin 880 μmol/L LC-MS
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: Daily information was spread via the media to inform the public ( Bathing was prohibited on a few occasions for several hours per day, or for 1-2 days for a few beaches, e.g., at Heiligenhafen and Großenbrode.
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 06:11 on 13 Apr 2015