General Information

Event name: GB-01-004
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Shellfish
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: Average 200 g STX eq/100g)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Scottish Government Biotoxin Monitoring Programme)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (See earlier HAEDAT forms for this region)
Individuals to contact: BRESNAN, Eileen , TURRELL, Elizabeth

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 57.497500, Longitude: 6.448611
General location information: Isle of Skye, SKYE
HAB Area code(s): GB-17
Additional location information: This event includes a number of sites from the Isle of Skye: Loch Greshornish, Loch Eishort, Isay.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2001-06-05, End: 2001-07-09
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium spp. (60 cells/L)
phyto sampling infrequent during this event
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: 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 405 g STX eq/100g Bioassay-Mouse
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Additional harmful effect information:
IOC/UNESCO ISSHA
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