General Information

Event name: IE-09-004
Country: IRELAND
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: upto 1.44g/g Total Tissue)
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: SILKE, Joe , CLARKE, Dave

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: IRL SW, Bantry / Kenmare / Dunmanus
HAB Area code(s): IE-04
Additional location information: No. of sites within each bay
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2009-06-03
Start: 2009-06-03, End: 2010-01-31
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2009-06-03, End: 2010-01-31
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis acuminata (520 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Dinophysis acuta (1000 cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography:

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:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
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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
M.edulis Okadaic Acid OA eq 1.44g/g Total Tissu LC-MS
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: LC-MS/MS & Mouse Bioassay
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information:
Checked at 04:31 on 22 Apr 2013