General Information

Event name: AU-10-002
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: ASP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (NSW Food Authority)
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: Hallegraeff Gustaaf

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: -36.211111, Longitude: 150.118889
General location information: Wagonga Inlet, NSW
HAB Area code(s): AU-25
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2010-04-01, End: 2010-08-15
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia cuspidata (Hasle) Hasle 1993 (6 000 000 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Farrell et al., 2014. Proceedings of the 16th ICHA conference.

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
pseudo-nitzschia cuspidata Domoic Acid DA eq 34 mg/kg LC-FD
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses: 1M AUD loss
Management decision: 18 weeks of shellfish farm closure
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 05:56 on 7 Feb 2017
Updated at 08:26 on 10 Feb 2017