General Information

Event name: FI-04-002
Country: FINLAND
Nature of the harmful event:
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: PTX-2, DTX-1 0.2-149pg/cell)
Associated syndrome:
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: LEHTINEN, Sirpa

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 59.783056, Longitude: 23.316667
General location information: Western Gulf of Finland, Baltic Sea
HAB Area code(s): FI-05
Additional location information: One sampling station
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2004-08-18, End: 2004-09-15
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: Six sampling days between 27.7.-15.9.2004.


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis spp. (ca. 6000 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Kuuppo P., Uronen P., Petermann A., Tamminen T. & GranÚli E. (2006) Pectenotoxin-2 and dinophysiotoxin-1 in suspended and sedimenting organic matter in the Baltic Sea. Limnol. Oceanogr. 51(5): 2300-2307.

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Yes Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 10-18 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): ca. 6 Salinity: Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 18 °C, Min: 10 °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
Dinophysis spp. Okadaic Acid DTX1 149 pg/cel LC-MS
Dinophysis spp. Pectenotoxins PTX2 19.9 pg/cell LC-MS
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
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Updated at 12:49 on 5 Nov 2019