General Information

Event name: CA-15-006
Country: CANADA
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 54 ug/g)
Associated syndrome: ASP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Harmful Algae Monitoring Program)
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: HAIGH, Nicky

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 48.649722, Longitude: -123.469722
General location information: Saanich Inlet, West Coast of Canada
HAB Area code(s): CA-37
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Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2015-11-09, End: 2015-11-23
Additional date-related information: DA detected in samples from Pat Bay

Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia sp. (80000 cells/L)
ID of P. australis in samples from Saanich Inlet coinciding with domoic acid detection
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: Mixed Pseudo-nitzchkia species seen in Saanich Inlet samples, including P. australis
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Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

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Created at 07:36 on 10 Jun 2016