General Information

Event name: IE-20-002
Country: IRELAND
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: up to 0.58 micrograms/gram (580 micrograms/kg))
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (National Biotoxin Monitoring Programme)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (Regular annual occurence)
Individuals to contact: CLARKE, Dave

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Killary Harbour, Ballynakill, Clarinebridge,
HAB Area code(s): IE-06
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2020-07-29
Start: 2020-07-29, End: 2020-09-21
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2020-07-29, End: 2020-09-21
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Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis acuta ( cells/L)
Dinophysis acuminata ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
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Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mussels (M.edulis) Okadaic Acid OA eq 0.58 micrograms/gram LC-MS
Surf clams (Spisula dolida) Okadaic Acid OA eq 0.46 mg/g LC-MS
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Created at 02:41 on 15 Mar 2021