General Information

Event name: ES-21-001
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (PSQAM)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: DIOGENE, Jorge , FERNANDEZ, Margarita

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 40.000000, Longitude:
General location information: Alfacs Bay CAT1-02,
HAB Area code(s): ES-21
Additional location information: Ocadaic acid in mussels and razor clams
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2022-01-19
Start: 2022-01-01, End: 2022-03-04
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2022-01-19, End: 2022-03-04
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis sacculus Stein 1883 (3700 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
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Okadaic Acid OA eq LC-MS
Kit used: Yes Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: Shellfish closure CAT1-02
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 02:29 on 23 Nov 2021
Updated at 11:38 on 20 Jan 2023