General Information

Event name: ES-18-008
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Other ( )
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome: Aerosolized toxins effects
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (ACA Bathing waters)
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: Berdalet, Elisa

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Vilassar de Mar, Catalonia, Spain
HAB Area code(s): ES-22
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2018-08-22
Start: 2018-08-22, End: 2018-08-24
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2018-08-22, End: 2018-08-24
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Ostreopsis ovata (100000 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: 100000cells/gFW macroalgae
Event-related bibliography:

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
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses: 10 people had symptoms of intoxication
Management decision: Closure of the beach, other beaches with the yellow flag for precautionary measures after detection of high levels of Ostreopsis
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 09:08 on 4 Apr 2019
Updated at 09:13 on 4 Apr 2019