General Information

Event name: ES-21-016
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration , Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Shellfish
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 4500 g qe STX.2HCL/Kg)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Andalusian Government)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (Annually)
Individuals to contact: MAMAN, Luz

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: , Alboran sea (South-east Spain, Spain)
HAB Area code(s): ES-13
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2021-01-03, End: 2021-02-18
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Gymnodinium catenatum (3680 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
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Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
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Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus galloprovincialis Saxitoxins 4500 g qe STX.2HCL/ Bioassay-Mouse
Donax trunculus Saxitoxins 1278 g qe Bioassay-Other
Kit used: Type of kit used:
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Created at 09:02 on 28 Mar 2022
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