General Information

Event name: GB-14-010
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Food Standards Agency Scotland Monitoring Programme)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (See previous reports)
Individuals to contact: BRESNAN, Eileen , Davidson, Keith

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: West Coast, Scotland
HAB Area code(s): GB-16 GB-17 GB-18 GB-19
Additional location information: This event impacted numerous sites along the Scottish west coast. These include Loch Eishort, Loch Ewe, Loch Torridon, Loch Roag, Loch Laxford, Loch Inchard, Loch Roag, Loch Scidain,
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2014-06-24
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2014-06-24, End: 2014-12-02
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis spp. (3520 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:
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Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
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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
Mytilus edulis Okadaic Acid OA eq 1049 LC-MS
Kit used: Type of kit used:
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Created at 03:48 on 10 Apr 2015