General Information

Event name: ES-14-017
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Official control PSQAM Catalonia)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: DIOGENE, Jorge , FERNÁNDEZ TEJEDOR, Margarita

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: ,
HAB Area code(s): ES-22
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2014-06-30
Start: 2014-06-30, End: 2014-07-07
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2014-06-30, End: 2014-07-07
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Protoceratium reticulatum (Claparedè et Lachmann) Bütschli 1885 (20 cells/L)
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:
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Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
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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 Yessotoxins < 0.10 mg/kg LC-MS
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information: Positive mouse bioassay, LC-MS/MS confirmed false positive due to yessotoxins under regulatory level
Economic losses:
Management decision: Closure of shellfish growing area
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 11:47 on 26 Jun 2017