General Information

Event name: US-15-015
Country: UNITED STATES
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Shellfish
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: Maximum levels of ASP toxin 62-169 ppm Maximum levels of PSP toxin: 93-253 g.)
Associated syndrome: ASP , PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): PSP toxin: california mussels. ASP toxin: Razor clams, Dungeness crab.
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: BORCHERT, Jerry , KUKLOK, Audrey

Location & Date

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General location information: Washington State, Coastal Beaches and Estuaries, Pacific Northwest
HAB Area code(s): US-23
Additional location information: Olympic Peninsula, Grays Harbor, Kalaloch, Quinault, Mocrocks, Copalis, and Twin Harbors Beaches, Long Beach Peninsula, and Willapa Bay.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2015-05-07, End: 2016-02-18
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. ( cells/L)
Alexandrium catenella ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

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Created at 08:42 on 7 Feb 2017
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