General Information

Event name: CA-94-005
Country: CANADA
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 3,150 g DA /100 g in blue mussels.)
Associated syndrome: ASP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (Domoic acid was first detected in 1987 in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.)
Individuals to contact: BOYD, Jennifer

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Eastern Prince Edward Island, Gulf Region
HAB Area code(s): CA-24
Additional location information: New London Bay, Gulf of St. Lawrence
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:1994-10-28
Start: 1994-10-28,
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia pungens (314,000 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:
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Blue mussels Domoic Acid DA eq 3,150 Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: Harvesting was not permitted.
Additional harmful effect information:
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