General Information

Event name: ES-06-007
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: Positive mouse bioassay)
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Andalusian autonomous monitoring programme in harvesting areas)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (annual recurrence)
Individuals to contact: MAMÁN, Luz , OCAÑA, Asunción , JAEN, David

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Gulf of Cadiz, Andalusia Atlantic
HAB Area code(s): ES-09
Additional location information: ES09&ES10
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2006-04-04
Start: 2006-03-28, End: 2006-06-21
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2006-05-08, End: 2006-07-31
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis acuminata (5000 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Dinophysis acuta (800 cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: Prorocentrum triestinum and Scrippsiella spp
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: 22 °C, Min: 18 °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: 36,0, Min: 35,5
Bloom location in the water column: Whole column
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information: simple station 10 m depth

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Donax trunculus Okadaic Acid Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: Positive mouse bioassay
Economic losses:
Management decision: Clousure harvesting areas
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 10:39 on 17 Jul 2018