General Information

Event name: ES-02-012
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: MOUSE BIOASSAY NO QUATITATIVE METHOD)
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: MAMÁN, Luz

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Huelva coast (Gulf of Cádiz), Southwest Spain
HAB Area code(s): ES-10
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2002-06-24
Start: 2002-05-29, End: 2002-07-01
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2002-05-17, End: 2002-07-01
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis acuminata (18463 cells/L)
Depth 5 - 10 meters
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Dinophysis caudata (36260 cells/L)
Depth 0 - 5 meters
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: 24 °C, Min: 16 °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: 36,3, Min: 35,4
Bloom location in the water column: Whole column
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Donax trunculus Okadaic Acid Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information: Positive mousse assay
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 01:13 on 26 Mar 2018