General Information

Event name: MX-17-008
Country: MEXICO
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration
Event directly affected:
Planktonic life , Shellfish
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Mareas Rojas (COFEPRIS))
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (No)
Individuals to contact: Rosalba Alonso Rodriguez

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 24.611667, Longitude: -107.879167
General location information: Altata Norte, Sinaloa
HAB Area code(s): GCS
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2017-05-26, End: 2017-07-28
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2017-05-26, End: 2017-07-18
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis sp. ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/

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
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Okadaic Acid OA eq Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision:
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Created at 12:58 on 4 Jan 2019
Updated at 12:18 on 21 Feb 2023