General Information

Event name: UY-06-001
Country: URUGUAY
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: DSP , PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): shellfish
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (1992.1994.1996)
Individuals to contact: MENDEZ, Silvia

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: , Punta del Este
HAB Area code(s): UY-02
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2006-09-07
Start: 2006-08-10, End: 2006-09-25
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2006-09-07, End: 2006-09-22
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis acuminata (9200 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography:

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:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 15 °C, Min: 11 °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: 27.3, Min: 12
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Okadaic Acid Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: positive animal assay
Economic losses:
Management decision: closure of bivalve molluscs
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 07:15 on 16 Dec 2013
Updated at 07:18 on 20 Dec 2013