General Information

Event name: UY-16-003
Country: URUGUAY
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: MENDEZ, Silvia

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: -34.033333, Longitude: -53.533333
General location information: Punta del Diablo, Rocha
HAB Area code(s): UY-01
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2016-10-13, End: 2017-02-24
Additional date-related information: clossure started with PSP and continued DSP


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium sp. (2400 cells/L)
species not identified yet
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: monitoring programe unpublished data

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 15.6 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: 28.7 Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus edulis Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: shellfish closure
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 09:35 on 28 Sep 2017
Updated at 05:57 on 22 Mar 2018