General Information

Event name: FR-90-027
Country: FRANCE
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome: PSP
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: Toulon Roads, EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA
HAB Area code(s): FR-14
Additional location information: Area 8.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 1990-05-01, End: 1990-05-31
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: May


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium minutum (180,000,00 cells/L)
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 %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity: 0
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth Comments No data available
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: Increased surveillance
Additional harmful effect information: Red water discoloration - PSP toxicity just at the safety level (80 g/100 g.flesh)