General Information

Event name: CL-95-003
Country: CHILE
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 38554 g/100g)
Associated syndrome:
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (since 1908)
Individuals to contact: SCHWEIBOLD Laura

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: -44.263056, Longitude: -73.200556
General location information: Isla Toto, Aysen
HAB Area code(s): CL-24
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:1995-06-05
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium catenella ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Lagos, N., 1998. Microalgal blooms: a global issue with negative impact in Chile. Biol. Res. 31, 375386.

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:
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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
Alexandrium catenella Saxitoxins 38554 g/100g LC-FD
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: 8 people intoxicated, 1 died
Created at 05:44 on 20 Nov 2019
Updated at 06:06 on 20 Nov 2019