General Information

Event name: CA-95-005
Country: CANADA
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration , Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (CFIA)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (PSP toxins are occasionally detected in shellfish from this region - but not annually.)
Individuals to contact: POWELL, J. Conrad

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: various locations in Newfoundland, Newfoundland Region
HAB Area code(s): CA-31
Additional location information: Various sites in Newfoundland coastal waters. Specifically Hermitage Bay
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:1995-10-26
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium fundyense ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: Although observed at various locations, no toxins were detected in shellfish
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: No Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity: 0
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth Comments Unknown.
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: No PSP toxins were detected.
Economic losses:
Management decision: closure order NTN 1995-10
Additional harmful effect information:
Updated at 05:39 on 21 Sep 2018