General Information

Event name: IS-16-003
Country: ICELAND
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: PSP: 3540 g/kg and DSP: 430 g/kg)
Associated syndrome: ASP , DSP , PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
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: Yes (several times)
Individuals to contact: Gudfinnsson, Hafsteinn , Sara

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 65.034167, Longitude: -22.801667
General location information: Breidafjordur, Kidey, West Iceland
HAB Area code(s): IS-003
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2016-06-25
Start: 2016-06-20, End: 2016-07-23
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (681940 cells/L)
Mainly P. cf pseudodelicatissima
Alexandrium spp. (22180 cells/L)
Mainly A. tamarense
Dinophysis spp. (6920 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: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
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Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Alexandrium spp Saxitoxins STX 3540 g/kg LC-FD
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses: No harvesting of blue mussel in the period
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 05:35 on 5 Mar 2019
Updated at 01:26 on 5 Jun 2024