General Information

Event name: IE-03-001
Country: IRELAND
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 36 g STXeq / 100 g Whole Flesh.)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (National Shellfish Biotoxin Monitoring Programme for Ireland)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: CLARKE, Dave

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 53.000000, Longitude: -5.400000
General location information: Cork Harbour, IRL S
HAB Area code(s): IE-03
Additional location information: 53N - 51 N. 5.4 - 8 W.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: Quarentine levels: Final date: September.


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium sp. (15,010 cells/L)
Pseudo-nitzschia sp. ( 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:
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Crassostrea gigas Saxitoxins STX eq 36 Bioassay-Mouse
Mytilus edulis Saxitoxins STX eq 36 Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: Kit type: MIST Alert. Positive Bioassays observed in Cork Harbour in late September. Retrospective analysis in 2004 revealed levels of 36 g STX eq/100g, and was positive by MIST Alert Test Kits.
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information:
Checked at 04:31 on 22 Apr 2013