General Information

Event name: ES-15-003
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration , Other ( Respiratory irritation symptoms)
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: Aerosolized toxins effects
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): Ostreopsis cf ovata
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Ostreorisk project + HAB Monitoring in Catalonia)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (Since 2003)
Individuals to contact: VILA, Magda , SAMPEDRO, Nagore

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 41.551944, Longitude: 2.491944
General location information: Sant Andreu de Llavaneres, Catalonia
HAB Area code(s): ES-22
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2015-06-09, End: 2015-09-20
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: Highest concentrations in July


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Ostreopsis ovata (67851 cells/L)
Epiphytic: 5152848 cells/g FW
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Vila M, Abós-Herrāndiz R, Isern-Fontanet J, Ālvarez J, Berdalet E. (2016). Establishing the link between Ostreopsis cf. ovata blooms and human health impacts using ecology and epidemiology Scientia Marina, 80S1: 107-115. doi:

Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

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Created at 11:22 on 13 Jun 2017