General Information

Event name: ES-18-016
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (Detected anually from 1995; generally with two events a year: at mid-spring and autumn)
Individuals to contact: PAZOS, Yolanda , SALGADO, Covadonga , CALVO, Silvia

Location & Date

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General location information: Ria de Pontevedra, Ria de Muros-Noia, Costa da Morte, Ría de Coruña, Ría de Ares-Betanzos, Ría de Ferrol, Galicia, NW Spain
HAB Area code(s): ES-05 ES-06 ES-07 ES-08
Additional location information: The affected area is dedicate to intensive mussel cultivation in rafts and to high production of other moluscs in natural banks
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2018-09-19, End: 2018-12-18
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Additional date-related information: Initial and final dates are approximate


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis acuminata (1720 cells/L)
St: L3 (Ria de Ares-Betanzos) Date: 17/10/2018
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
Raft cultured mussel and benthic shellfish Okadaic Acid LC-MS
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Created at 02:12 on 7 May 2019