General Information

Event name: CA-08-098
Country: CANADA
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration , Seafood toxins , Mass mortalities , Other ( )
Event directly affected:
Planktonic life , Birds , Shellfish , Aquatic Mammals
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: OTHER , PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: Wells, Terri

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: North Coast Anticosti Gyre, Quebec
HAB Area code(s): CA-04
Additional location information: Starr et al 2017. Mass mortality of marine fauna linked to a PST-producing algal bloom. PLOS One
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2008-08-04, End: 2008-08-31
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium tamarense ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Starr et al 2017. Mass mortality of marine fauna linked to a PST-producing algal bloom. PLOS One

Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

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Created at 08:11 on 5 Oct 2018
Updated at 03:47 on 16 Oct 2018