General Information

Event name: ES-14-001
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: Toxin concentration not available. Mousse bioassay.)
Associated syndrome: DSP , OTHER
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: REVIILLA, Marta , SOLAUN, Oihana , Mu˝iz, Oihane

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 43.356667, Longitude: -2.448056
General location information: Longline Mendexa, Basque Country
HAB Area code(s): ES-01
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2014-05-27
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis acuminata (120 cells/L)
max. at 17m depth. Lower concentrations found at the two other sampled depths (3m and 35m).
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Phalacroma rotundatum (ClaparŔde et Lachmann) Kofoid et Michener 1911 (60 cells/L)
at 35m depth.
Dinophysis caudata (20 cells/L)
at 17 m depth.
Dinophysis tripos (80 cells/L)
at 17 and 35m depth.
Prorocentrum lima (20 cells/L)
at 3m depth.
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: 0.23 - 1.25 µg/l
Additional bloom information:
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Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Oxygen content (nL/L): 5.9 - 6.4 Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 13.3 - 15.5 Oxygen saturation %: 100.3 - 107.2 Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): 11 Salinity: 34.8 - 35.4 Current Velocity:
Nutrient information: AMONIUM: 1.6 - 2.0 Ámol/l
NITRATE: 0.1 - 0.7 Ámol/l
NITRITE: 0.08 - 0.12 Ámol/l
PHOSPHATE: 0.10 - 0.16 Ámol/l
SILICATE: 0.45 - 1.95 Ámol/l
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 Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information: Positive animal assay
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 09:52 on 12 Jun 2017
Updated at 10:22 on 13 Jun 2017