General Information

Event name: US-02-016
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 44 - 81 g STXeq /100 g)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): None occurred
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: CANNON, Deborah F.

Location & Date

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General location information: Southern most beaches., Oregon, Pacific NW, USA.
HAB Area code(s): US-22
Additional location information: This event was evident only along the south coast line, on the Curry County beaches where mussel habitat is abundant. Shellfish sampled from coastal bays did not reach toxic levels during this event.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2002-07-29, End: 2002-08-20
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: There was only one short and low level PSP event in 2002 affecting recreational mussel harvesting in the southern-most county of Oregon. PSP levels ranged from 44 81 g / 100 g from late July to the end of August.


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium spp. ( 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:
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
Other bay clams Saxitoxins STX eq 81 LC
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Updated at 03:42 on 26 Jun 2020