General Information

Event name: CA-12-001
Country: CANADA
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 700 ug STX equiv. / 100 g)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Phytoplankton Monitoring in the Fundy Isles in the Bay of Fundy)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (detected annually)
Individuals to contact: MARTIN, Jennifer

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 45.098056, Longitude: -66.620556
General location information: Northeastern Bay of Fundy, Scotia Fundy Region
HAB Area code(s): CA-22
Additional location information: Crow Harbour
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2012-06-25
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: PSP value in Crow Harbour in Feb 2012 was above 200.


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium fundyense Balech 1985 (15 680 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia delicatissima (4 480 cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: 1/4 of the total Alexandrium Cells were observed as duplets
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Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

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Created at 07:43 on 14 Mar 2013
Updated at 07:38 on 2 Apr 2014