General Information

Event name: CA-14-003
Country: CANADA
Nature of the harmful event:
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 0.18 ug/g - 1.6 ug/g)
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Canadian Food Inspection Biotoxin Monitoring Program)
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: McKENZIE, Cynthia

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Ship Harbour, Nova Scotia
HAB Area code(s): CA-16
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2014-10-15, End: 2014-12-01
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: Maximum toxicity on Nov 3, 2014


Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

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Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
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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
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: DSP
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: Toxin YTX, max 1.6 ug/g
Created at 07:31 on 9 Apr 2015
Updated at 06:59 on 27 Sep 2018