General Information

Event name: GB-11-009
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: >160 g OA eq/kg)
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Food Standards Agency Scotland Shellfish Hygiene Monitoring Programme)
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: BRESNAN, Eileen , MURRAY, LORNA , Davidson, Keith

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 57.114722, Longitude: -6.063611
General location information: West Coast, Scotland
HAB Area code(s): GB-17
Additional location information: Values >160 g OA eq/kg obtained from Sound of Mull, Loch Scridain, Loch Eishort, Loch Ailort
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2011-07-05
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2011-07-05, End: 2011-10-03
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis spp. (660 cells/L)
Loch Scridain
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: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
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
Mytilus edulis Okadaic Acid OA eq 397 LC-MS
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: max value = 397 g OA eq/kg
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information:
Checked at 01:49 on 15 Apr 2015