General Information

Event name: ES-16-001
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 1248 microgeq-STX diHCl/kg)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Official control in shellfish growing areas)
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: FERNÁNDEZ TEJEDOR, Margarita , LULL, Miguel

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Alicante and Santa Pola, Valencia
HAB Area code(s): ES-18
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2016-01-18
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2016-01-20, End: 2016-01-28
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium catenella (> 1000 cells/L cells/L)
over alert level in an enclosed area (harbour) in previous weeks
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
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus galloprovincialis Saxitoxins STX eq 1248 μgeq-STX d Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: Closure
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 01:25 on 23 Apr 2017