Small concentration of red tide discovered at National Seashore

Texas Parks and Wildlife confirm to 3news that test results have come back confirming a moderate amount of red tide at the Padre Island National Seashore.

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - Texas Parks and Wildlife confirm to 3news that test results have come back confirming a moderate amount of red tide at the Padre Island National Seashore.

Tuesday dead fish reportedly washed up 20 miles down the National Seashore which prompted testing of the water. Samples were taken at three locations from marker zero to 25 each had a moderate cell concentration confirming a bloom is present.

Samples taken from Bob Hall Pier and the Packery Channel we're not definitive. Red tide is described as a harmful algae bloom that can kill fish and produce a bad smell. It can cause respiratory problems and itchy eyes for people.
 
Most of our red tide events have happened this time of year in September. If you would like to report a fish kill you can call Texas Parks and wildlife at 281-842-8100.
 


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