General Information

Event name: GB-13-006
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 2000 - 3000 g STX eq/kg)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: BRESNAN, Eileen

Location & Date

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General location information: West Coast, Scotland (NW, W, SW & Orkney)
HAB Area code(s): GB-15 GB-16 GB-17 GB-19 GB-20
Additional location information: PSP values exceeding the regulatory limit were observed at selected sites in these regions during this time. Sites effected were Loch Striven, Loch Eishort, Kylesku, Loch Torridon, Loch Laxford and Traigh Mor.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2013-05-08, End: 2013-07-25
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Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium spp. (>1000 cells/L)
@ mulitple sites
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
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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
Cerastoderma edule Saxitoxins STX eq 1200 LC
Ensis Saxitoxins STX eq 1571 LC
Mytilus edulis Saxitoxins STX eq 3705 LC
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Created at 05:30 on 18 Apr 2014
Updated at 05:43 on 18 Apr 2014