General Information

Event name: AR-99-001
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): Aulacomya ater and Mytilus edulis
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: Moita, Teresa

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Buenos Aires, Gulfs San José and Nuevo
HAB Area code(s): AR-03
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:1999-03-01
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Prorocentrum lima (Ehrenberg) Stein 1878 ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Gayoso, A.M., S. Dover, S.L. Morton, M. Busman, P.D.R. Moeller, V.K. Fulco, and L. Maranda. 2002. Diarrhetic shellfish poisoning associated with Prorocentrum lima (Dinophyceae) in Patagonian Gulfs (Argentina). Journal of Shellfish Research 21:461–463.

Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

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Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: 40 persons intoxicated
Created at 03:54 on 29 Aug 2019
Updated at 04:23 on 12 Nov 2019