General Information

Event name: CA-02-017
Country: CANADA
Nature of the harmful event:
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome:
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: BONNEAU, Esther , SAUV, Gilbert

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Gaspe, Quebec Region
HAB Area code(s): CA-09
Additional location information: Penouille, Carleton
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: July, August, September, and October 2002.


Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: Not determined, but Dinophysis acuminata and D. norvegica were present during the DSP outbreak at Penouille and Carleton.
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:
In situ
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information:

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: None
Additional harmful effect information: DSP toxins were found in blue mussels with a maximum of 0.36 g DSP/g at Penouille on 22 July , a maximum of 0.18 g DSP/g at Carleton, and 0.85 PTX2-SAS/g at Parc des Belles Amours (near Tte--la-Baleine) in scallops.
Updated at 03:02 on 26 Sep 2013