General Information

Event name: NO-93-004
Country: NORWAY
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 400 MU.)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (A few historical records. More or less regular occurrence in the area during the recent years. However, the spatial and temporal extent may vary significantly from one year to another.)
Individuals to contact: DAHL, Einar , MARTINUSSEN, Ingrid

Location & Date

Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: , SOUTH WEST COAST.
HAB Area code(s):
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: March - June.

Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium spp. ( 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: No Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity: 0
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth:
In situ
Growth Comments Mainly due to in situ growth?
Additional Environmental information: No information available on environmental conditions.

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mussels Saxitoxins Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: Harvesting was locally banned. The public was warned against collecting (picking) toxic mussels.
Additional harmful effect information:
IOC/UNESCO ISSHA
IOC/UNESCO ICES PICES