General Information

Event name: CA-02-015
Country: CANADA
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: Maximum: Mont-Louis: 213 g/100g 21/09/2002, Penouille: 2157 g/110g 06/07/2002, Baie-Comeau: 361/g)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Monitoring program of Harmful algae of Department of Fisheries and Ocean at (MLI) and Canadian Food)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: BONNEAU, Esther

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: various locations, Quebec Region
HAB Area code(s): CA-07
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2002-06-21, End: 2002-09-22
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium sp. (22,848 cells/L)
Alexandrium cf. Tamarense. Sept-les 7/07/2002
Alexandrium sp. (62,832 cells/L)
Alexandrium cf. Tamarense. Baie-Comeau 7/07/2002
Alexandrium sp. (63,640 cells/L)
Alexandrium cf. Tamarense. Mont-Louis 22/09/2002
Alexandrium sp. (28,980 cells/L)
Alexandrium cf. Tamarense. Penouille 27/06/2002
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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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
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Toxin Assay Information

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Updated at 03:05 on 26 Sep 2013