General Information

Event name: IE-15-004
Country: IRELAND
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: up to max conc. g/g)
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (NMP Biotoxins)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (On occassion)
Individuals to contact: CLARKE, Dave

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Youghal, Oysterhaven, Dungarvan, South
HAB Area code(s): IE-03
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2015-08-31
Start: 2015-08-31, End: 2015-09-21
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2015-08-31, End: 2015-09-21
Additional date-related information: Occasionally > regulatory level from Jun


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis acuta (4400 cells/L)
observed in Youghal Bay
Dinophysis acuta (1520 cells/L)
observed in Oysterhaven
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
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
M.edulis Okadaic Acid OA eq 0.39 LC-MS
C. gigas Okadaic Acid OA eq 0.21 LC-MS
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information:
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Management decision:
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Created at 10:27 on 15 Apr 2016