General Information

Event name: US-16-038
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 328 μgSTX equivalents per 100g using mouse bioassay)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: HUBBARD, Katherine

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 27.000000, Longitude: 81.000000
General location information: ,
HAB Area code(s): US-16
Additional location information: Pine Island Sound, Florida, USA. Bloom primarily spanned inshore and coastal waters but was spatially and temporally patchy
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2016-07-22
Start: 2016-07-22, End: 2016-08-01
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2016-07-25, End: 2016-08-08
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Pyrodinium bahamense (947,833 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography:

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
Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) Saxitoxins 328ug/100g shellfish Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: shellfish harvest closure
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 09:16 on 6 Mar 2020