General Information

Event name: US-14-010
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration , Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 200ng/hg)
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (NOAA-MERHAB)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: GOBLER

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Northport Bay, NY; Cold Spring Harbor, NY, NY
HAB Area code(s): US-08
Additional location information: Habors and Coves
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2014-04-15, End: 2014-08-09
Additional date-related information: April 15 - August 9 2014


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis acuminata (54000 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: 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
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Ribbed Mussels Okadaic Acid 200ng/g Other
Blue Mussels Okadaic Acid 200ng/g Other
Soft Shell Clams Okadaic Acid 200ng/g Other
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information: Abraxis, PP2A kit. samples were hydrolyzed.
Economic losses:
Management decision: no closure implemented
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 07:42 on 8 Feb 2017