General Information

Event name: IS-18-004
Country: ICELAND
Nature of the harmful event:
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: PSP 80 g/kg)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Monitoring of harmful alge in Iceland)
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: Gudfinnsson, Hafsteinn

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 64.683056, Longitude: -21.550000
General location information: Steingrimsfjordur, North Iceland
HAB Area code(s): IS-005
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2018-07-25
Start: 2018-07-03, End: 2018-08-09
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus:
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: Mixture of diatoms and dinoflagellates
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
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Alexandrium spp LC-FD
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: Toxic measurements were not done in the bloom period but first the 19.10.2018 and PSP found 50 g/kg blue mussel at that time.
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 12:29 on 20 Feb 2019
Updated at 02:47 on 10 Jun 2024