General Information

Event name: SV-18-001
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , High Phyto concentration
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome:
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (National Monitoring Programme of the Marine Environment)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (Similar event occurred in 2016 but less extended)
Individuals to contact: AMAYA-MONTERROSA, Oscar , QUINTANILLA, Rebeca

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 13.292500, Longitude: -87.783889
General location information: Golfo de Fonseca, La Unión
HAB Area code(s): ELS-01 ELS-02
Additional location information: The bloom covered approximately 40km of shoreline inside a bay
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2018-01-17
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Phaeocystis sp. (783740000 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: Phaeocystis formed gelatinous macroscopic colonies that stranded in the shoreline
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Environmental Conditions

Weather: Clear sky Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity: 5.83 m/s
Temperature (°C): 24.4 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
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Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column: Whole column
In situ
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

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Created at 05:19 on 22 Jan 2018
Updated at 04:08 on 23 Jan 2018