General Information

Event name: IE-04-006
Country: IRELAND
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 65g/g100g STXdiHCl equiv.'s)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (National Monitoring Programme for Marine Biotoxins)
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: Cork Harbour, IRL S
HAB Area code(s): IE-03
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2004-06
Start: 2004-06, End: 2004-06
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium spp. (75800 cells/L)
23,280 cells also observed in Oysterhaven & 8,360 cells/litre in Wexford Hbr
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: 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
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth:
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
M.edulis Saxitoxins STX eq 65g/100gdiHCL equ. Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: Yes Type of kit used: Jellet
Additional information: positive MBA. Lower PSP toxicity observed (ca. 25-40g/100g) in Oysterhaven (C.gigas) and Wexford Hbr (M.edulis)
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information:
Checked at 04:31 on 22 Apr 2013
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