General Information

Event name: CA-11-001
Country: CANADA
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 849 ug STX equiv./100g)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Phytoplankton monitoring in the western Fundy Isles in the Bay of Fundy)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (PSP has been detected annually since 1943 in the Fundy Region)
Individuals to contact: MARTIN, Jennifer

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 45.048056, Longitude: -66.777500
General location information: Northwestern Bay of Fundy, Scotia Fundy Region
HAB Area code(s): CA-22
Additional location information: Deadman's Harbour
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2011-07-06
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2011-01-01, End: 2011-12-31
Additional date-related information: Alexandrium cells observed from April 12, 2011 to July 26, 2011


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium fundyense Balech 1985 (103 462 cells/L)
July 19,2011
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Scrippsiella sp. (397 086 cells/L)
July 19,2011
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Cloudy Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction: SW
Stratified water: Oxygen content (nL/L): 6.96 at 1m Wind velocity: 6 knots
Temperature (°C): 10.1 Oxygen saturation %: 112 at 1m Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): 11.0 Salinity: 30.88 at 1 Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column: Whole column
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information: Deadman's Harbour, July 19,2011

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus edulis Saxitoxins STX eq 3 640 STXeq/100g LC-MS
Mya arenaria Saxitoxins STX eq 849 ug STXeq /100g LC-MS
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: Mytilus edulis sampled at Bar Road
Updated at 06:47 on 19 Sep 2013