Hundreds of dead fish wash up on Texas beach, waters test positive for red tide

Island Moon Newspaper

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Hundreds of fish washed up on the beach in Packery Channel, between Padre Island and Mustang Island, on Wednesday.

Texas Parks and Wildlife tested the water along the beachfront following the fish kill, consisting mainly of gizzard shad, and identified a localized red tide bloom.

The water tested at a moderate level, indicating 100 to 1,000 cells per milliliter.

"Additional water samples were collected at Bob Hall Pier and Mustang Island State Park. Although no cells were observed at those sites, slight aerosol irritation was observed at Mustang Island State Park,” according to TPWD.

For more information about red tide blooms along the Texas coast, click here.

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Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.