General Information

Event name: ES-87-001
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: CAMPOS, M.J.

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Ria de Camariņas., Galicia, NW Spain.
HAB Area code(s): ES-06
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: July. First report of PSP in the west coast of Galicia due to species of genus Alexandrium.


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium tamarense (30,000,000 cells/L)
in surface bucket sample
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: No chorophyll measurements available.
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: 0
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth Comments No data.
Additional Environmental information: No data.

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Plankton Saxitoxins STX eq Bioassay-Mouse
Plankton Saxitoxins STX eq LC
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: Mice bioassays and HPLC analysis of plankton samples have shown PSP toxins.
Economic losses: There are not shellfish fisheries in the area.
Management decision: No harmful effects. There is not cultured shellfish in the area.
Additional harmful effect information: Red discolouration.