General Information

Event name: GB-08-012
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Shellfish
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: DSP positive)
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Food Standards Agency Shellfish Hygiene Monitoring Programme for Scotland)
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: MURRAY, LORNA , Davidson, Keith

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 55.929722, Longitude: -4.779722
General location information: Loch Tartbert, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, U.K.
HAB Area code(s): GB-15
Additional location information: Also detected in Loch Scirdain in July 2008
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2008/04/14, End: 2008/12/08
Additional date-related information: Prolonged bloom, thought to be enhanced due to wind driven events retaining Dinophysis cells at the mouth of the Loch.

Microalgae

Causative organism known: No
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Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
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Toxin Assay Information

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