General Information

Event name: IS-18-005
Country: ICELAND
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Shellfish
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: DSP 120 g/kg blue mussel)
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
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 (several times)
Individuals to contact: Gudfinnsson, Hafsteinn

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 65.683056, Longitude: -21.550000
General location information: Steingrimsfjordur,
HAB Area code(s): IS-005
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2018-08-19
Start: 2018-07-18, End: 2018-09-01
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information:

Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis spp. (1920 cells/L)
Mainly D. acuminata (1300 c/l)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: Mainly Dinoflagellates in the net sample
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: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Surface
Subsurface
Growth:
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Dinophysis spp LC-MS
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: DSP measured 16.7.2018 120 g/kg DSP measured 19.10. 2018 40 g/kg
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 12:39 on 20 Feb 2019
Updated at 10:20 on 3 Apr 2019
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