General Information

Event name: PT-08-003
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 13µg/100g)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): Donax spp
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (HAB Monitoring)
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: QUENTAL, Teresa

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 37.172222, Longitude: 7.421667
General location information: Vila Real de Sto António,
HAB Area code(s): PT-07
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2008-07-01
Start: 2008-06-23,
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2008-07-14, End: 2008-08-07
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Gymnodinium catenatum Graham 1943 (360 cells/L)
The causative species could have been an identified Alexandrium sp. due to the low number of cells of G.catenatum and large numbers of Alexandrium sp.
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Alexandrium spp. (449000 cells/L)
Could have been the PSP causative species
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Yes 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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Checked at 05:33 on 22 Feb 2018