General Information

Event name: GB-02-008
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: Positive DSP bioassay)
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (See other reports from this area)
Individuals to contact: BRESNAN, Eileen , TURRELL, Elizabeth , MURRAY, LORNA

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 57.497500, Longitude: -57.114722
General location information: Loch Eishort, Skye
HAB Area code(s): GB-17
Additional location information: Toxicity in shellfish also detected in Loch Greshornish (5729.51N 00626.55W)
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2002/08/19
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2002/08/19, End: 2002/09/18
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Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis acuta (280 cells/L)
Dinophysis sp. (300 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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