General Information

Event name: IE-10-002
Country: IRELAND
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: up to 43.9g/g)
Associated syndrome: ASP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): M.edulis & C.gigas
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (National Monitoring Programme for Biotoxins)
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: SILKE, Joe , CLARKE, Dave

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Streamstown & Ballyvaughan, West Coast Galway
HAB Area code(s): IE-05
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2010-04-29, End: 2010-05-27
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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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:
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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
M.edulis Domoic Acid DA eq 43.9 LC
C.gigas Domoic Acid DA eq 23.6 LC
Kit used: Yes Type of kit used: ELISA
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Created at 01:22 on 1 May 2013