Dead Fish Appearing in Padre Island Canals Due to Cold Weather

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Dead fish have been floating to the surface of local waters this past week, leaving Padre Island residents wondering what caused their deaths.

3News was alerted to the situation Thursday and called out to a canal located off the 13000 block of SPID on Padre Island. According to the Parks and Wildlife Department, the dead fish are associated with the cold weather.

Parks and Wildlife said the fish had likely died during the most recent cold snap, and as water temperatures rose this past weekend, the fish began floating to the surface. The also said that there have been instance of the fish showing up in Rockport as well, but none of their deaths are associated with an algal bloom or other harmful bacteria in the water.
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