General Information

Event name: GB-02-005
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: Positive DSP bioassay)
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Food Standards Agency, Scotland, Biotoxin Monitoring Programme)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (See reports for this region from previous years)
Individuals to contact: BRESNAN, Eileen , TURRELL, Elizabeth , MURRAY, LORNA

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 58.188056, Longitude: -6.866944
General location information: Loch Roag, Western Isles
HAB Area code(s): GB-18
Additional location information: Bloom also detected in Loch Carnan (5721.15N 00711.50W)
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2002/08/05
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2002/08/05, End: 2002/08/05
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Causative organism known: No
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Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: No phytoplankton samples taken from these locations
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
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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 Bioassay-Mouse
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