General Information

Event name: CA-03-005
Country: CANADA
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 300 g STXeq /100 g.)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Phytoplankton monitoring in the western Fundy Isles in the Bay of Fundy.)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (PSP detected annually since 1943.)
Individuals to contact: MARTIN, Jennifer

Location & Date

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General location information: Northwestern Bay of Fundy., Scotia Fundy Region
HAB Area code(s): CA-22
Additional location information: 2003 was prior to the formation of HAB area codes thereore there is more than one event for PSP in CA-22
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2003-07-22
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2003-07-15, End: 2003-08-11
Additional date-related information: Alexandrium cells present in low numbers in May-June; with high concentrations in mid-July.


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium fundyense (54,910 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Heterocapsa triquetra (122,536 cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: Fluorescence 8 µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

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Created at 03:24 on 22 Jul 2013
Updated at 03:46 on 19 Sep 2013