General Information

Event name: NO-02-013
Country: NORWAY
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration , Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: DSP: 525-160µg/kg, YTX: 999 µg/kg)
Associated syndrome: DSP , OTHER
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): Mytilus edulis
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Norwegian Food Safety Autority monitoring program)
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: Kleiven, Mona Ring

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: North Sea, south, Nordasundet, Midt-Rogaland, Haugalandet
HAB Area code(s): NO-09
Additional location information: Nordasundet(Dalane), Midt-Rogaland(Lundsvågen), Haugalandet (Skjoldastraumen)
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2002-07-08, End: 2002-12-02
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis acuta (520 cells/L)
Midt-Rogaland w30
Dinophysis acuminata (3400 cells/L)
Midt-Rogaland w28
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia sp. (1000000 cells/L)
Nordasundet w 35
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: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column: Whole column
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information: Sampling aprox 0-3 meters

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
D. acuta Okadaic Acid OA 525 Bioassay-Mouse
D.acuminata Okadaic Acid OA 3400 Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses: Mussel plants were banned from harvesting.
Management decision: Harvesting was stopped and the public was warned.
Additional harmful effect information: No intoxications wer reported, the public was warned
Created at 10:41 on 13 Apr 2016