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Texas Officials Estimate Red Tide Has Killed More Than 1 Million Fish

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August 17, 2012

Texas Officials Estimate Red Tide Has Killed More Than 1 Million Fish

By Chad Love

Remember that "Red Tide" algae bloom that caused a fish kill along the Texas coast?

After several days of surveying, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department now estimates the ongoing bloom has killed upwards of a million fish.

From this story on cbslocal.com:
Wildlife officials estimate nearly a million fish have been killed in Southeast Texas by the algae bloom known as red tide. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department offered the estimate after a flyover Thursday in the Galveston area. Tens of thousands of dead fish began washing up on beaches last weekend. Water samples collected Monday confirmed the red tide at various sites in Galveston Bay.

According to the story, parts of Galveston Bay are now closed to shellfish harvesting, as well. Has the algae bloom affected the fishing plans of any Texas readers?

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from Palehorse wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

Yes. I live in Surfside Beach, just southwest of Galveston. The beach smells terrible from all the dead fish and the fishing is a lot slower.

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from Palehorse wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

Yes. I live in Surfside Beach, just southwest of Galveston. The beach smells terrible from all the dead fish and the fishing is a lot slower.

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