General Information

Event name: GB-96-012
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Shellfish
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 426 g/g STX eq per 100g (max value))
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: GOWEN, Richard

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Belfast Lough,
HAB Area code(s): GB-25
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:1996-07-10
Start: 1996-05-29, End: 1996-09-10
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium spp. (888,500 cells/l cells/L)
recorded on 1996/7/10
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:
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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 Saxitoxins STX eq 426g/g/STX eq 100g Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: Max value detailed above
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