General Information

Event name: ES-06-009
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 2,6 - 278)
Associated syndrome: ASP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Andalusian autonomous monitoring programme in harvesting areas)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (Frequent but does not have annual recurrence)
Individuals to contact: MAMÁN, Luz , OCAÑA, Asunción , JAEN, David

Location & Date

[View larger map]
Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Alboran sea, west mediterranean
HAB Area code(s): ES-12
Additional location information: ES-12&ES-13&ES-14
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2006-04-06
Start: 2006-03-07, End: 2006-05-04
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2006-04-06, End: 2006-04-27
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (252313 cells/L)
high % Pseudo-nitzschia cf australis
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: 10 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): 15 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 16 °C, Min: 14 °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: 37,5, Min: 37
Bloom location in the water column: Whole column
Growth Comments Sprint upwelling
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Callista chione Domoic Acid 33,1 mg AD/kg LC-UV
Venerupis rhomboides Domoic Acid 24,4 mg/kg LC-UV
Donax trunculus Domoic Acid 32,5 mg/kg LC-UV
Pecten maximus Domoic Acid 278 mg/kg LC-UV
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: Pecten maximus (scallop) high rate of domoic acid accumulation
Economic losses: not evaluated
Management decision: Clousure harvesting areas
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 01:26 on 18 Jul 2018