General Information

Event name: MX-12-001
Country: MEXICO
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 500 TO 1647 DA)
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (FICOTOX)
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: PEÑA, JOSE LUIS

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: BAHIA DE TODOS SANTOS,
HAB Area code(s): MX-BCS-1
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2012-07-17
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis fortii (4,300 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Lingulodinium polyedra (Stein) Dodge 1889 ( cells/L)
Ceratium furca (Ehrenberg) Claparède et Lachmann 1859 ( cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: García-Mendoza et al., 2014. Lipophilic toxins in cultivated mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) from Baja California, Mexico. Toxicon. 90:11-123.

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 17 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
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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
Mytilus galoprovincialis Okadaic Acid DTX2 1647 ìg kg-1 LC-MS
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Created at 04:53 on 28 Oct 2015
Updated at 08:35 on 29 Dec 2018