General Information

Event name: UY-01-002
Country: URUGUAY
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: <20ugda/G)
Associated syndrome: ASP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (National Monitoring Program of Hamful Phytoplanjton and Shellfish Toxicity)
Event occurred before in this location: No
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
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2001-12-10
Start: 2001-12-10, End: 2001-12-10
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia multiseries (Hasle) Hasle 1995 (1200 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Medina,D., Méndez, S.M., Inocente,G., Ferrari,G., Salhi, M., Giudice,H., Méndez, E., Odizzio, M., Otero, M. D., 2003. Shellfish monitoring programme in Uruguay. In: Molluscan Shellefish Safety. A.Villalba, B. Reguera, J.L. Romalde y R. Beiras (Eds). Consellería de Pesca e Asuntos Maritimos da Xunta de Galicia and Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO.p. 197-202.

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
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Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 20.5 °C, Min: 20.5 °C
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Bloom location in the water column:
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus edulis Domoic Acid LC
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Created at 04:42 on 20 Dec 2013