General Information

Event name: IE-98-005
Country: IRELAND
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: > 80 g STX eq/ 100 g)
Associated syndrome: PSP
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: CLARKE, Dave

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Cork Harbour.,
HAB Area code(s): IE-03
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:1998-06-15
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: The presence of PSP above regulatory limit was detected on 15/06/98.

Microalgae

Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
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: 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:
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus edulis Saxitoxins STX eq > 80 Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: The presence pf PSP toxins above the regulatory limit was detected by mouse bioassay in Mytilus edulis.
Economic losses:
Management decision: The area was closed for harvesting 2 weeks.
Additional harmful effect information:
Updated at 04:04 on 24 Apr 2018
Checked at 04:32 on 22 Apr 2013
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