General Information

Event name: IS-94-002
Country: ICELAND
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: No
Individuals to contact: THÓRDARDÓTTIR, Thórunn

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Faxaflói., West coast.
HAB Area code(s): IS-01
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:1994-06-23
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: July - August.


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis rotundata ( cells/L)
Dinophysis acuminata ( cells/L)
Dinophysis acuta ( cells/L)
Dinophysis norvegica ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: Their contribution to the vegetation was small, and the pattern of distribution irregular as compared to that of Alexandrium species. The highest number of cells recorded was 2,161 cells/L June 23 at station 2, seconded by 1,300 cell/L at the same stati
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:
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: In the innermost part of Hvalfjörôur (st.1) samples of mussels were taken for mouse testing DSP. The sampling was carried out at the following dates 24/5, 27/5, 6/6, 14/7and 22/8. DSP was always present except for June 6. In the blue-mussels sample on May
Updated at 10:45 on 3 Apr 2019