Current status of HAB events in the Indian EEZ


An extensive bloom (15 km2) of diatom Skeletonema costatum (Greville) Cleve was observed off Kasargod (Lat. 12o20.591 N, Long. 74o54.996 E) during the 2nd week of August 2011, during cruise no. 288 of FORV Sagar Sampada.

S. costatum x 40
S. costatum x 400
Water colour Light greenish
Wind speed 6 m/sec
Wind direction NW 1y
Air Temperature -
Humidity -
Pressure -
Solar radiation 0.0
Rain fall Nil
SST 28° C
Salinity 34.06 psu
MLD 6 m
Chlorophyll a 14.5 mg/ m3
Weather Fine, Cloudy
Cell density 2 x 105 cells/ L