General Information

Event name: DE-01-007
Country: GERMANY
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 (Information system for algal blooms and harmful algal, Lower Saxony, Germany.)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (Annual phenomenon.)
Individuals to contact: HANSLIK, Michael

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 53.721667, Longitude: 8.063056
General location information: Harle and Jade estuary, Lower Saxony; Wadden Sea
HAB Area code(s): DE-04
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis acuminata (1,300 cells/L)
At the station 6, coordinates see under
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: No Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity: 0
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth: Advected
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: Mussel harvesting stopped
Additional harmful effect information: The toxin were measured end of September 2001, the occurrence of the species Dinophysis acuminata started end of July until end of October.
Updated at 04:09 on 15 Apr 2015
Checked at 04:10 on 15 Apr 2015