General Information

Event name: GB-02-004
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: Positive DSP bioasaay)
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Food Standards Agency, Scotland Biotoxin Monitoring Programme)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (See reports for this region from previous years)
Individuals to contact: BRESNAN, Eileen , TURRELL, Elizabeth , MURRAY, LORNA

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 58.435278, Longitude: -5.160833
General location information: Loch Inchard, Sutherland
HAB Area code(s): GB-19
Additional location information: Toxicity also detected in Loch Laxford (5826.07N 00509.39W) and Kylesku( 5815.44N 00500.19W)
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2002/07/30
Start: 2002/06/13, End: 2002/07/29
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2002/07/30, End: 2002/08/19
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis acuta (300 cells/L)
Dinophysis sp. (580 cells/L)
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Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus edulis Bioassay-Mouse
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