General Information

Event name: ES-09-002
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: positive mouse bioassay)
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): Donax trunculus
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Andalusian monitoring programme)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (Every year)
Individuals to contact: MAMÁN, Luz , OCAÑA, Asunción , JAEN, David

Location & Date

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General location information: huelva coast, Andalusia
HAB Area code(s): ES-09 ES-10
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2009-03-25
Start: 2009-03-11, End: 2009-04-15
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2009-04-01, End: 2009-04-06
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis acuminata (2560 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: 20.3 µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): 11.3 Wind direction: WSW
Stratified water: No Oxygen content (nL/L): 10.3 Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 16.1 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): 2 Salinity: 35.5 Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 16.1 °C, Min: 16 °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: 35.5, Min: 35.5
Bloom location in the water column: Whole column
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Donax trunculus Okadaic Acid OA Bioassay-Other
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Economic losses: ?
Management decision: Closure harvesting areas
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