General Information

Event name: GB-00-015
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Shellfish
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 141 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: Isle of Skye, West Scotland.
HAB Area code(s): GB-17
Additional location information: Closures for PSP were enforced at multiple sites on the Isle of Skye from mid May until the end of June
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2000-05-16, End: 2000-06-22
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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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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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus edulis Saxitoxins STX eq 396 g/100g Bioassay-Mouse
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