General Information

Event name: US-14-017
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Other Terrestrial , Shellfish
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 78.4 - 658 ug/100g)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (NH Dept. Environmental Services Routine PSP monitoring program)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (spatial and temporal pattern of toxicity was typical for these areas)
Individuals to contact: NASH, Chris

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 42.149722, Longitude: -70.133056
General location information: Hampton Beach, Star Island, Hampton/Seabrook, NH
HAB Area code(s): US-03
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Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2014-05-28, End: 2014-06-09
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium spp. ( 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 08:54 on 8 Feb 2017
Updated at 04:05 on 26 Jun 2020