General Information

Event name: TN-09-001
Country: TUNISIA
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 2.136 g GYM/Kg)
Associated syndrome:
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Monitoring Program, funded by the Fisheries Department, Government of Catalonia (Spain))
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: ISMAEL, Amany

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Gulf of Gabes, Southern Mediterranean
HAB Area code(s): TN-01
Additional location information: Two sampling stations located at the south of Sfax and Boughrara lagoon
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2009-02-01
Start: 2009-02-01, End: 2009-02-28
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Karenia selliformis Haywood et al. 2004 ( 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:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth:
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Ruditapes decussatus (clams) CYCLIC IMINES - Gymnodimines 2.136 g/kg LC-MS
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision:
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Created at 01:45 on 27 Jun 2017
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