General Information

Event name: NO-06-006
Country: NORWAY
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 153-331g/kg, 1235g STX/kg)
Associated syndrome: DSP , PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): Mytilus edulis
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: Kleiven

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: ,
HAB Area code(s): NO-11
Additional location information: PSP:Flekkefjord,W16:1235g STX/kg,DSP:Hjelmeland,W18/20:331/153g/kg
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2006-04-16, End: 2006-06-18
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (12992000 cells/L)
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: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
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 Saxitoxins STX eq 1235g STX Bioassay-Other
Mytilus edulis Okadaic Acid OA 331g /kg Bioassay-Other
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: Mouse bioassay. Mortality. 2 mouse.
Economic losses:
Management decision: Harvesting was locally banned. The public was warned against picking toxic mussels.
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 11:01 on 13 Jan 2015
Updated at 11:16 on 13 Jan 2015