General Information

Event name: AR-11-002
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: MENDEZ, Silvia

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Punta Paraná, BEAGLE CHANNEL
HAB Area code(s): AR-35
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2011-01-01
Start: 2011-01-01, End: 2011-05-01
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium catenella (Whedon et Kofoid) Balech 1985 ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Evolution of PSP Toxicity in Shellfish from the Beagle Channel (Tierra del Fuego, Argentina): An Overview DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-6588-7_2

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 chilensis Saxitoxins 3500 µgSTX/100g Cytotoxicity
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: área clossure
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 04:31 on 29 Aug 2019