General Information

Event name: GB-96-001
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 192 g STXeq /100 g.)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (PSP has recurred on the Scottish east coast since 1990, although in different locations.)
Individuals to contact: HOWARD, Godfrey , MACDONALD, Elspeth

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: South East coast., Scotland.
HAB Area code(s): GB-23
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: Late April-early May.

Microalgae

Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
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: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth:
Growth Comments Not known.
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Scallop Saxitoxins 23 Bioassay-Mouse
Mussels Saxitoxins 192 Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: PSP in mussels at one site (192 g/100 g) and one scallop sample from offshore (23 g/100 g)
Updated at 11:00 on 14 Sep 2016
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