General Information

Event name: AU-02-001
Nature of the harmful event:
Mass mortalities
Event directly affected:
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: Hallegraeff Gustaaf

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: -37.246944, Longitude: 149.924722
General location information: Wonboyn Lake, NSW
HAB Area code(s): AU-18
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2002-03-01, End: 2002-03-30
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Prorocentrum minimum (Pavillard) Schiller 1931 ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Hallegraeff 2015 Aquaculturists' guide to harmful Australian marine microalgae

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:
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses: 44 leases suffering oyster mortality from 45 to 100%
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 02:57 on 2 Feb 2017
Updated at 08:50 on 10 Feb 2017