General Information

Event name: CU-14-002
Country: CUBA
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , High Phyto concentration
Event directly affected:
Planktonic life
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: Yes (in 2004)
Individuals to contact: Alonso-Hernández, Carlos , Uriza-Hernández, Sonia

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 22.061667, Longitude: -80.390833
General location information: Laguna de Guanaroca, Cienfuegos
HAB Area code(s): CUB-2
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2014-01-03
Start: 2014-01-03, End: 2014-01-20
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Cochlodinium polykrikoides (7.4 10e6 cel/L cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
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Environmental Conditions

Weather: Winter Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: No Oxygen content (nL/L): 21.6 mg/l Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 24.5 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: 31.4 ppm Current Velocity:
Nutrient information: NITRITE: 2.88 microg/l
PHOSPHATE: 42.1 microg/l
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
In situ
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

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Created at 08:48 on 28 Oct 2015