General Information

Event name: UY-12-002
Country: URUGUAY
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (National Monitoring Program of Harmful Phytoplankton and Mussels Toxicity)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (DSP is frequent in this location)
Individuals to contact: MENDEZ, Silvia

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Punta del Este, Maldonado
HAB Area code(s): UY-02
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2012-05-05
Start: 2012-04-24, End: 2012-05-24
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2012-05-05, End: 2012-06-22
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis acuminata (5000 cells/L)
we asume it is D.acuminata complex that could include D ovum
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: 18.5 °C, Min: 16.5 °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: 30.2, Min: 14
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 Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: shellfish closure during toxic period
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 07:16 on 18 Dec 2013