General Information

Event name: CL-06-002
Country: CHILE
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 103 mg/kg wet weight)
Associated syndrome: ASP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): scallops
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Sanidad de Moluscos Bivalvos)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (Every year)
Individuals to contact: SCHWEIBOLD Laura

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: -27.111389, Longitude: -70.882222
General location information: Bahia Inglesia, Atacama
HAB Area code(s): CL-13
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2006-11-02
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia australis (1.6x10^6 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Patricio A. Díaz et al., 2019. Impacts of harmful algal blooms on the aquaculture industry: Chile as a case study. Perspectives in Phycology vol.6, issue 1-2, p. 39-50.

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
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses: The time in which scallops are unsafe for consumers is very short (1–2 weeks) so the economic losses are moderate
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: On of the longest and most intense ASP outbreak detected in chile
Created at 11:01 on 22 Nov 2019