General Information

Event name: GB-99-014
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 137 g STXeq /100 g.)
Associated syndrome: PSP
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: Loch Scridain, Scotland (South West)
HAB Area code(s): GB-17
Additional location information: The 'South West region covers the offshore area and shoreline of Scotland enclosed by 56 45.0N/ 07 00.0W, 56 45.0N/05 30.0W, 55 15.0N/ 07 00.0W, 55 15.0N/ 06 00.0W, 55 15.0N 06 00.0W, 54 00.0N/06 00.0W and 54 00.0N/03 00.0W. During this HAE shellfish samples were taken from 2 sites in this area. In total 3 samples were analysed. ICES Fishing Area: VI a / VII a.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 1999-06-02, End: 1999-07-13
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium spp. (1,240 cells/L)
This was the maximum number recorded from one site in this area
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
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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
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Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus edulis Saxitoxins STX eq 137 g STX eq/100g Bioassay-Mouse
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Updated at 02:20 on 8 Apr 2018