General Information

Event name: FI-06-001
Country: FINLAND
Nature of the harmful event:
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: PTX2 2.14-10.64 pg/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: Yes (sampling in 2005)
Individuals to contact: LEHTINEN, Sirpa , SETÄLÄ, Outi

Location & Date

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General location information: Gulf of Finland, Baltic Sea
HAB Area code(s): FI-05
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Additional date-related information: Samples were taken 31.7.-10.8.2006


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis spp. (2180 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Setälä O., Sopanen S., Autio R., Kankaanpää H., Erler K. (2011) Dinoflagellate toxins in northern Baltic Sea phytoplankton and zooplankton assemblages. Bor Env Res 16:509-520.

Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Dinophysis spp. Pectenotoxins PTX2 10.64 pg/cell LC-MS
Dinophysis spp. Pectenotoxins PTX2sa 1ng/sample LC-MS
Dinophysis spp. Yessotoxins YTX 11ng/sampl LC-MS
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Updated at 12:27 on 5 Oct 2018