General Information

Event name: ES-01-020
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration , Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 268 µg STXeq / 100 g)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Andalucian monitoring programe. L.C.C.RR.PP.)
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: MAMÁN, Luz , OCAÑA, Asunción , FERNÁNDEZ, Lourdes

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Alboran Sea (Western Mediterranean), Andalucía, SE Spain.
HAB Area code(s): ES-14 ES-15
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2001-07-05
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: 31/05/01 to 15/07/01


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Gymnodinium catenatum (33,670 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
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Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): 10 Wind direction:
Stratified water: Yes Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 17 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: 37.4 Current Velocity: 0
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Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Callista chione Saxitoxins STX eq 268 Bioassay-Mouse
Venerupis rhomboides Saxitoxins STX eq 202 Bioassay-Mouse
Pecten maximus Saxitoxins STX eq 1043 Bioassay-Mouse
Acanthocardia tuberculata Saxitoxins STX eq 773 Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information:
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