General Information

Event name: US-15-001
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration , Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 540g/100g shellfish)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (While toxicity occurred in areas that have had these events before we had a toxicity event occur in a site that had never previously been monitored (James Creek, 350micrograms/100g shellfish, first sampling occurred 2015)
Individuals to contact: GOBLER

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Northport Bay, NY; Meetinghouse Creek, NY; James Crek, NY; Shinnecock Bay, NY, New York
HAB Area code(s): US-08
Additional location information: Harbors and Coves
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2015-04-01, End: 2015-06-29
Additional date-related information: April to June


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium sp. (47000 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: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
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
Blue Mussels Saxitoxins 540g/100g shellfish Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: closures implemented in James and Meetinghouse Creeks
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 09:36 on 2 Feb 2017