General Information

Event name: FR-92-025
Country: FRANCE
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (1988 (5 300 cell/L).)
Individuals to contact:

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Corsica: Diana and Urbino Ponds., EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA.
HAB Area code(s): FR-16
Additional location information: Area 8.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: March to May (Urbino), December 1992 to January 1993 (Diana).


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis spp. (5,200 cells/L)
Dinophysis spp. (7,900 cells/L)
Dinophysis sacculus ( cells/L)
Dominant specie.
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: No Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity: 0
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
In situ
Growth Comments Probably in situ growth.
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information: DSP toxicity above safety levels.
Economic losses:
Management decision: Ban of shellfish marketing, from March 5 to May 21 (Urbino), from December 23 to January 19 (Diana).
Additional harmful effect information: