General Information

Event name: NO-08-010
Country: NORWAY
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: PSP:2806-401µg STX/kg,DSP:215µg/kg)
Associated syndrome: DSP , PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): Mytilus edulis
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Norwegian Food Safety Autority monitoring program)
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: Kleiven, Mona Ring

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Norwegian Sea, South,
HAB Area code(s): NO-06
Additional location information: Fonnaneset(Sunnmøre),Hegreholmen(Ålesund),Cap Clara(Molde),Kvithyll(Fosen),Olderøya(Fosen),Askerholmen(Fosen),Brattvika(Namdal),Vindhammeren(Namdal),Krokviken(Helgeland)
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2008-02-24, End: 2008-07-13
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium spp. (1520 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Dinophysis acuminata (6280 cells/L)
Alexandrium tamarense (360 cells/L)
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
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus edulis Saxitoxins STX 2806µg STX/kg Bioassay-Mouse
mytilus edulis Okadaic Acid OA 215µg /kg Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: Harvesting was locally banned. The public was warned against picking toxic mussels.
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 01:08 on 16 Jan 2015