General Information

Event name: US-96-013
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): Saxidomus giganteus (Butter clams).
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (Area has been implicated with PSP illnesses in the past.)
Individuals to contact: OSTASZ, Michael J.

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Kodiak Island., Alaska.
HAB Area code(s): US-26
Additional location information: Kodiak Island, Alaska at Thumps Up Cove (mile 34.5 Chiniak Highway).
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:1996-03-24
Start: 1996-03-24,
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: Causative species unknown.
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: No Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity: 0
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
Saxidomus giganteus Saxitoxins STX eq 68 Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: NA.
Additional harmful effect information: