General Information

Event name: AU-04-003
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Natural Fish
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 10x regulatory limit)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: Yes (causative organism not identified)
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: Hallegraeff Gustaaf

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Cooke Point, Western Australia
HAB Area code(s): AU-36
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2004-04-01
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Robertson et al. 2004. Toxicon 44, 765-771

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
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Octopus Saxitoxins STX eq 246 ug STX/100g LC-FD
Kit used: Yes Type of kit used: saxiphilin radioreceptor assay
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: broader concern about PSP in tropical waters of unknown origin
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 08:58 on 5 Apr 2018
Updated at 09:03 on 5 Apr 2018