General Information

Event name: FI-09-002
Country: FINLAND
Nature of the harmful event:
Other ( Dog died)
Event directly affected:
Other Terrestrial
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: Nodularin in organ samples of the dead dog)
Associated syndrome: Cyanobacterial toxins effects
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: SUIKKANEN, Sanna

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Archipelago Sea, Baltic Sea
HAB Area code(s): FI-04
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2009-08-07
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Nodularia spumigena Mertens in Jungers 1822 ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Simola, O., Wiberg M., Jokela, J., Wahlsten, M., Sivonen, K., Syrjä, P. (2012) Pathologic findings and toxin identification in cyanobacterial (Nodularia spumigena) intoxication in a dog. Vet Pathol. 2012 Sep;49(5):755-9. doi: 10.1177/0300985811415703

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
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Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
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Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: Based on LC-MS analysis, detected nodularin concnetration in dry weight was 490 µg/kg in the liver of the dead dog, 500 µg/kg in the kidneys of the dead dog, and 5 µg/kg in the intenstines of the dead dog.
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: Shortly before becoming ill, the dog had been in contact with sea water containing cyanobacteria.
Updated at 06:50 on 15 Dec 2019