General Information

Event name: GB-99-013
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (FRS Marine Laboratory Aberdeen Shellfish Hygiene monitoring programme.)
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: BRESNAN, Eileen

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: The Minch area., West Scotland.
HAB Area code(s): GB-17 GB-19
Additional location information: The region of 'the Minch area' of Scotland' covers the offshore area and shoreline enclosed by the coordinates 59 00.0N/04 00.0W, 59 00.0N/06 00.0W, 58 30.0N/06 00.0W, 58 30.0N/08 00.0W, 56 30.0N/08 00.0W, 56 30.0N/05 30.0W, 57 45.0N/05 30.0W, 57 45.0N/05 00.0W, 58 30.0N/05 00.0W, 58 30.0N/04 00.0W. ICES Fishing Area: VI a.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 1999-11-08, End: 1999-11-08
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis spp. (460 cells/L)
Maximum number recorded from one site in this region
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: 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
Pecten maximus Okadaic Acid N/A Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision:
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Updated at 02:16 on 2 Apr 2018