General Information

Event name: GB-16-010
Nature of the harmful event:
Mass mortalities
Event directly affected:
Aquaculture Fish
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome: OTHER
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: BRESNAN, Eileen , Davidson, Keith

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Loch Ryan, The Clyde
HAB Area code(s): GB-15
Additional location information: Dead cockles, lugworms, crabs in Loch Ryan; mortalities of farmed fish in Loch Fyne.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2016-07-29
Start: 2016-07-28, End: 2016-08-22
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Karenia mikimotoi (Mikaye et Kominami ex Oda) Hansen et Moestrup 2000 (40,000,000 cells/L)
Shoreline sample in Loch Ryan
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: 1,200,000 K. mikimotoi cells/L in Loch Fyne in mid July measured by fish farmer.
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 40,000,000 cells/L shoreline sample could be result of accumulation of cells at waters edge.
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: Benthic mortalities in Loch Ryan, mortalities of farmed fish in Loch Fyne.
Created at 05:27 on 28 Jun 2017