General Information

Event name: ES-87-006
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: less than the quarantine level.)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: MARTINEZ, Ana

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Fuengirola, Malaga., Andalucía, SE Spain.
HAB Area code(s): ES-13
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: November.

Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Gymnodinium catenatum ( 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: No Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity: 0
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth:
Growth Comments No data available.
Additional Environmental information: No data available.

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Venus verrucosa Saxitoxins STX eq < than quarentine le Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information: PSP toxins were detected on samples of Venus verrucosa by mice bioassay (AOAC method) wtih a maximum score less than the quarantine level.
Economic losses:
Management decision: No closures necessary.
Additional harmful effect information: