General Information

Event name: IS-17-006
Country: ICELAND
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Shellfish
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 124-2673 g/kg blue mussel)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): Blue mussel
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Monitoring of harmful alge in Iceland)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (In earlier years)
Individuals to contact: Gudfinnsson, Hafsteinn

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 65.683056, Longitude: -21.550000
General location information: Steingrimsfjordur, North Iceland
HAB Area code(s): IS-005
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2017-07-24
Start: 2017-07-03, End: 2017-09-05
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium ostenfeldii (6440 cells/L)
Alexandrium tamarense (18240 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
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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:
Surface
Subsurface
Growth:
Growth Comments Sampling goes with a tube from surface to 10 m depth
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Alexandrium spp Saxitoxins 2673 g/kg LC
Kit used: Type of kit used:
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Created at 05:43 on 18 Feb 2019
Updated at 10:29 on 3 Apr 2019
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