General Information

Event name: CU-09-001
Country: CUBA
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , High Phyto concentration , Mass mortalities
Event directly affected:
Planktonic life , Natural Fish
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome:
Unexplained toxicity: Yes
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: Alonso-Hernández, Carlos , Uriza-Hernández, Sonia

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 22.157222, Longitude: -80.490000
General location information: Cienfuegos Bay, Cienfuegos
HAB Area code(s): CUB-2
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2009-07-15
Start: 2009-07-15, End: 2009-07-20
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Heterocapsa circularisquama (7.7 10e7 cel/l cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Amphidinium carterae ( cells/L)
Prorocentrum rhathymum Loeblich et al. 1979 ( cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Moreira, A (2010): Dinoflagellate blooms in eutrophic zones of Bahía de Cienfuegos, Cuba. Harmful Algae News (41): 11-12

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction: N
Stratified water: No Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
Nutrient information: NITRITE: 0.3 microg/l
PHOSPHATE: 1.59 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 09:09 on 28 Oct 2015