General Information

Event name: PT-08-014
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Shellfish , Humans
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): Scrobicularia plana, Mytilus spp., Cerastoderma edule
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (HAB Monitoring)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (recurrent every year)
Individuals to contact: Moita, Teresa , GONÇALVES, Andre

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 40.056389, Longitude: -8.892778
General location information: Leirosa, Figueira da Foz
HAB Area code(s): PT-03
Additional location information: Littoral
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2008-07-03
Start: 2008-06-17, End: 2008-07-29
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2008-06-20, End: 2008-10-17
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Gymnodinium catenatum Graham 1943 (17320 cells/L)
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Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

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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