General Information

Event name: GB-09-001
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: Positive bioassay)
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 from this region from previous years)
Individuals to contact: MURRAY, LORNA , Davidson, Keith

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 55.893056, Longitude: -5.406667
General location information: Loch Fyne, Loch Striven, Lamlash Bay, Argyll and Ayrshire
HAB Area code(s): GB-15
Additional location information: Lat/Long coordinates above for Loch Fyne. Loch Striven (5555.47N 00503.56W)Lamlash Bay (55 52.42N, 05 10.46W).
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2009/05/12
Start: 2009/04/14, End: 2009/09/22
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2009/05/12, End: 2009/09/18
Additional date-related information: Phytoplankton data from Loch Fyne


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis spp. (13,260 cells/L)
sample taken 2009/05/19 at Loch Fyne
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: 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:
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus edulis Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: Positive mouse bioassay
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: