General Information

Event name: TN-01-001
Country: TUNISIA
Nature of the harmful event:
Mass mortalities
Event directly affected:
Natural Fish
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:
Individuals to contact: ISMAEL, Amany

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 33.600000, Longitude: 10.800000
General location information: Boughrara Sea, Tunisia,
HAB Area code(s): TN-01
Additional location information: Neritic lagoon, relatively open to the sea
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Additional date-related information: Autumn, 1991


Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Karenia mikimotoi (8x10^5 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: Samples were taken at the surface
Event-related bibliography: Turki, S. & El-Abed, A. (2001). On the presence of potentially toxic algae in the lagoons of Tunisia . Harmful Algae News, 22:10

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
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Toxin Assay Information

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Kit used: No Type of kit used:
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Created at 02:29 on 27 Jun 2017