General Information

Event name: US-12-022
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Planktonic life , Other Terrestrial
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: up to 1,640 g PSP toxin)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): California mussels
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Oregon Dept. of Agriculture biotoxin monitoring program)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: Manderson, Alex

Location & Date

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HAB Area code(s): US-22
Additional location information: Eventually extended to include the entire coastline.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2012-10-15
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2012-10-15,
Additional date-related information: bloom began mid-Oct.


Causative organism known: No
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Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

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Created at 07:41 on 19 Dec 2014