General Information

Event name: IS-94-002
Country: ICELAND
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome: ASP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Monitoring of harmful alge in Iceland)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (In earlies years)
Individuals to contact: Sara

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 64.366667, Longitude: 21.550556
General location information: Hvalfjordur, West Iceland
HAB Area code(s): IS-002
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2014-05-20
Start: 2014-04-29, End: 2014-06-10
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (198480 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
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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
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
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Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: In the innermost part of Hvalfjörôur (st.1) samples of mussels were taken for mouse testing DSP. The sampling was carried out at the following dates 24/5, 27/5, 6/6, 14/7and 22/8. DSP was always present except for June 6. In the blue-mussels sample on May
Updated at 09:31 on 5 Jun 2024