General Information

Event name: US-14-011
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration , Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 2.2 mg DA / 100 g shellfish tissue)
Associated syndrome: ASP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): no documented human illnesses
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (FWC/FWRI HAB Monitoring Program)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (2013)
Individuals to contact: HUBBARD, Katherine

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 28.150000, Longitude:
General location information: Saint Joseph Bay, West Coast of Florida
HAB Area code(s): US-16
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2014-10-23, End: 2014-12-05
Additional date-related information: 10/23/14-12/5/14


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (6783333 cells/L)
Bacillariophyceae. ASP producer
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
Eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica Domoic Acid 2.2 mg DA /100 g she Other
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information: HPLC on shellfish
Economic losses:
Management decision: shellfish harvest closure
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 07:48 on 8 Feb 2017