General Information

Event name: ES-19-024
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: > 4500 g eq STX.2HCL/kg)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Andalusian Government)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: MAMAN, Luz

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Alboran Sea, South-east Spain
HAB Area code(s): ES-12
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2019-01-15
Start: 2019-01-10, End: 2019-01-30
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Gymnodinium catenatum Graham 1943 (2480 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
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:
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus galloprovincialis Saxitoxins 2900 μeq/kg Bioassay-Mouse
Acanthocardia tuberculata Saxitoxins >4500 μ eq/kg Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: Closure harvesting areas affected.
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 03:50 on 18 Mar 2021
Updated at 10:48 on 23 Mar 2021
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