General Information

Event name: US-16-016
Country: UNITED STATES
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Shellfish
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: At Star Island (Gosport Harbor, Isles of Shoals, 42.978611N, 70.611111W) blue mussel toxicity was 49.8 ug/100g on 4/27/16, 59.8 ug/100g on 5/4/16, 204 ug/100g on 5/12/16, 225.7 ug/100g on 5/18/16, 219 ug/100g on 5/24/16, 50.4 ug/100g on 6/1/16, and <44 ug/100g on 6/8/16. All subsequent weekly samples were <44 ug/100g. All other monitoring stations in NH showed <44ug/100g for the entire year)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES PSP MONITORING PROGRAM)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (MULTIPLE YEARS WITH TOXICITY)
Individuals to contact: NASH, Chris

Location & Date

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General location information: Star Island, New Hampshire
HAB Area code(s): US-03
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2016-04-27, End: 2016-06-08
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: No
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Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

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Created at 06:12 on 13 Mar 2017
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