General Information

Event name: ES-09-004
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: ASP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Andalusian monitoring programme)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (Some years)
Individuals to contact: MAMÁN, Luz , OCAÑA, Asunción , JAEN, David

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Gulf of Cádiz and Alboran sea,
HAB Area code(s): ES-09 ES-10 ES-11 ES-12 ES-13 ES-14 ES-15
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2009-04-22
Start: 2009-03-24, End: 2009-04-20
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2009-03-25, End: 2009-04-28
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia australis (1465781 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. ( cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column: Whole column
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus galloprovincialis Domoic Acid LC
Callista chione Domoic Acid LC
Chamelea gallina Domoic Acid LC
Donax trunculus Domoic Acid LC
Cerastoderma edule Domoic Acid LC
Venerupis rhomboides Domoic Acid LC
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: Closure harvesting areas
Additional harmful effect information: