General Information

Event name: PT-95-033
Country: PORTUGAL
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: ASP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: SAMPAYO, M¬ Antonia , VILARINHO, M¬ da Graša

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Set˙bal coast.,
HAB Area code(s): PT-05
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:1995-05-30
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: May.

Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia australis (268,000 cells/L)
May 30
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: 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: 18 °C, Min: 16 °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: 37, Min: 35
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth: Advected
In situ
Growth Comments Most probably a combination of both.
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information: ASP (Domoic acid) was determined through HPLC.
Economic losses:
Management decision: Harvest of affected species closed during toxication.
Additional harmful effect information:
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