General Information

Event name: GB-00-014
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: Max value: 1383 g STXeq / 100g)
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: East., East Scotland.
HAB Area code(s): GB-01 GB-02 GB-20 GB-22 GB-23
Additional location information: This event extended from the river Blyth in NE England along the East coast of Scotland and was also detected in Orkney.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2000-05-02, End: 2000-08-30
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium spp. (1980 cells/L)
This was the maxium number of cells recorded at one site in this area.
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
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Pecten maximus Saxitoxins STX eq 1383g/100 Bioassay-Mouse
Mytilus edulis Saxitoxins STX eq 624 g/100g Bioassay-Mouse
Chlamys opercularis Saxitoxins STX eq 214ug/100 Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: This was a widespread event that covered a number of different area codes and impacted a number of different shellfish species.
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information:
Updated at 04:45 on 8 Apr 2018