General Information

Event name: CA-01-001
Country: CANADA
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration , Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Shellfish
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 2,709 g STXeq / 100 g)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Phytoplakton monitoring in theWestern Isles of the Bay of Fundy.)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: MARTIN, Jennifer

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Southwestern Bay of Fundy, Scotia Fundy Region
HAB Area code(s): CA-22
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: Detection of quarantine levels: June 01 - Aug 01. Start and end of the bloom: May-July

Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium fundyense (67,000 cells/L)
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:
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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 2,709 Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: Shellfish areas were closed to harvesting.
Additional harmful effect information:
Updated at 06:09 on 25 Sep 2013
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