General Information

Event name: GB-12-003
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Shellfish
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: > 800 g STX eq/ KG)
Associated syndrome: PSP
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: Yes
Individuals to contact: BRESNAN, Eileen , Davidson, Keith

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 57.851944, Longitude:
General location information: Dornoch Firth, East Coast, Scotland
HAB Area code(s): GB-22
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2012-05-15, End: 2012-05-27
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium spp. (1020 cells/L)
recorded 21st May 2012
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
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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:
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Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus edulis Saxitoxins STX eq 1051 g STXeq/KG LC
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: Note different units compared to historic data.
Economic losses:
Management decision:
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