General Information

Event name: GB-16-007
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: > 160 g/KG)
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Food Standards Scotland Monitoring Programme)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: BRESNAN, Eileen , Davidson, Keith

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: West Coast, Scotland
HAB Area code(s): GB-16 GB-17 GB-19
Additional location information: This is an extensive bloom but difficult to define if it is one or two separate blooms.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2016-05-17
Start: 2016-05-17, End: 2016-09-05
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2016-05-17, End: 2016-09-19
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis spp. (24,300 cells/L)
Exceptional bloom shoreline Loch Ewe
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 edulis Okadaic Acid OA eq 1028 g/KG LC-MS
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: Very wide spread bloom
Created at 05:03 on 28 Jun 2017