General Information

Event name: US-93-020
Country: UNITED STATES
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 220 g STXeq / 100 g in sentinel sea mussels.)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Shellfish Monitoring Program. State of California Department of Health Services. (SCDHS).)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (1969, '71, '73, '89, '92, '93.)
Individuals to contact: ROSS, Maria R.

Location & Date

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General location information: Humboldt County., California.
HAB Area code(s): US-21
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Additional date-related information: May-October.

Microalgae

Causative organism known: No
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Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: No Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity: 0
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: Special quarantine was extended to Dec. 15.
Additional harmful effect information: In May-Sept. The sentinel sea mussel contained high measurable concentrations of PSP which in Oct. elevated to 220 g. Also, the sentinel sea mussel concentrations during April, May, Sept. Oct. although below alert levels were in the measurable range.
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