General Information

Event name: JM-12-001
Country: JAMAICA
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , High Phyto concentration
Event directly affected:
Planktonic life , Natural Fish , Shellfish
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome:
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Pollution Monitoring by National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA))
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: Blythe-Mallett, Azra , Chinkoo, Oswald

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 17.966389, Longitude:
General location information: Kingston Harbour, South Coast
HAB Area code(s): JA-02
Additional location information: Fish Kill affected about 10-20 km of the Harbour in the vicinity ofRae Town fishing village.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2012-09-11
Start: 2012-09-07, End: 2012-09-13
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: No major Fisheries located in the area.


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Gonyaulax spp. (276,683 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (137,269 cells/L)
Thalassionema sp. (10724 cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
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: Whole column
In situ
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: Chemical analyses done for trace elements and pesticides.
Economic losses: Not great as area supported a small scale pelagic fishery.
Management decision: Further Investigations to be done.
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 05:09 on 29 Oct 2015