General Information

Event name: SV-18-002
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , High Phyto concentration , Foam/Mucilage in the coast
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: Yes (Permanent program of monitoring of Red Tides in El Salvador. LABTOX-UES)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (This is a hot spot on the coast of El Salvador, this site has presented PSP toxicity events on other occasions.)
Individuals to contact: AMAYA-MONTERROSA, Oscar , QUINTANILLA, Rebeca

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 13.502222, Longitude: -89.575000
General location information: Playa Mizata, La Libertad
HAB Area code(s): ELS-03
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2018-10-05
Start: 2018-10-01, End: 2018-10-09
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: It was not possible to confirm its extension.


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Cochlodinium polykrikoides (8,852,000 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: List of Taxonomic Reference of Harmful Microalgae of UNESCO

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
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Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
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Management decision:
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Created at 10:25 on 8 Nov 2018
Updated at 10:37 on 8 Nov 2018