General Information

Event name: US-18-031
Country: UNITED STATES
Nature of the harmful event:
Mass mortalities
Event directly affected:
Aquatic Mammals
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 6228.9mg/mL mammal body fluids)
Associated syndrome: ASP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: NORRIS, Tenaya

Location & Date

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General location information: Central California,
HAB Area code(s): US-20
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2018-01-01, End: 2018-12-31
Additional date-related information: Strandings peaked in June

Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
California Sea Lion Domoic Acid 6228.9mg/mL fluids Other
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Created at 04:26 on 29 Mar 2019
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