General Information

Event name: FR-89-046
Country: FRANCE
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
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact:

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Fos Gulf, Bouches du Rhone.
HAB Area code(s): FR-14
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 1989-06-13, End: 1989-08-23
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis recurva (9,800 cells/L)
Generally <1,000
Dinophysis sp. (9,800 cells/L)
Dinophysis cf. Acuminata. Generally <1,000
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 %: 73.2-140 Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): 1-4 Salinity: Current Velocity: 0
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 25 °C, Min: 18 °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: 35, Min: 28
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: Ban of shellfish marketing
Additional harmful effect information: Very high DSP toxicity in mussels.