General Information

Event name: ITA-90-002
Country: ITALY
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:
Individuals to contact: ZINGONE, Adriana , Boni, Laurita

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 44.446944, Longitude: 12.320833
General location information: Ravenna Coast, Emilia Romagna, North Adriatic Sea
HAB Area code(s): ITA-003
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:1990-05-15
Start: 1990-05-15, End: 1990-11-15
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis spp. (3400 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Boni, L., Milandri, A., Poletti, R. & Pompei, M. 1993. DSP cases in the coast of Emilia Romagna (Northwestern Adriatic Sea). In: Smayda, T. J. & Shimizu, Y. [Eds.] Toxic Phytoplankton Blooms in the Sea. Elsevier Science Publisher, Amsterdam, pp. 475-81.

Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
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Economic losses:
Management decision: Shellfish harvesting halted
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Created at 11:20 on 19 Dec 2019
Updated at 11:29 on 19 Dec 2019