General Information

Event name: ES-20-023
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: till 118 μg eq OA/ kg)
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Andalusian Government)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (Annually)
Individuals to contact: MAMAN, Luz

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Cadiz Bay, South-west Spain
HAB Area code(s): ES-11
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2020-08-19
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: end of april to end august


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Prorocentrum lima (Ehrenberg) Stein 1878 (5520 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:
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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
Magallana gigas Okadaic Acid 118 μg eq OA/ k LC-MS
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
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Management decision:
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Created at 11:44 on 24 Mar 2021