General Information

Event name: SE-18-003
Country: SWEDEN
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: DST in Mytilus edulis, max 340 µg/kg)
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Swedish national monitoring of biotoxins in bivalves and of biotoxin producing algae)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: KARLSON, Bengt , PERSSON, Malin

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Swedish Skagerrak coast, Skagerrak
HAB Area code(s): SE-08
Additional location information: Bottnafjord, Åbyfjorden, Halsefjorden, Boxvikskile, Lyresund, Stigfjorden
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2018-06-24
Start: 2018-06-24, End: 2018-07-09
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2018-06-24, End: 2018-07-09
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis acuminata ( cells/L)
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: 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:
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus edulis Okadaic Acid 340 µg/kg LC-MS
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: Closures of harvesting areas
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 12:56 on 1 Apr 2019
Updated at 09:00 on 4 Apr 2019