Officials from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department have updated information on dark waves that kill bass.
4 – 6 October 2023
Please get in touch with your local health department if you have any concerns or inquiries about the dark tide’s effects on human health.
No new fish kills have been reported in the Galveston area of the Upper Coast ( Sabinette Bay and Sabine Lake ).
Cell concentrations are below the reporting threshold of 2 cells / mL( background concentration ), according to the Freeport monitoring station.
TDSHS results from the Gulf Pass of Galveston Bay showed extremely small crimson tide amounts.
Golden Crescent ( Matagorda Bay and San Antonio Bay ): There haven’t been any new fish kills in or around the beaches in the Gulf of Mexico.
Dark sea was present in very low concentrations in water samples from Port O’Connor.
The new TDSHS shutdown of Shellfish Harvest Area TX-14 was not caused by red tide but rather by increased rainfall.
Samples from the Port Aransas ship channel revealed” very low” concentrations of Red Tide compared to the” background” levels previously observed in Coastal Bend( Aransa Bay, Corpus Christi Bay and upper Laguna Madre ). Red Tide was not found in water samples taken from Corpus Christi Bay( near Cole Park and the USS Lexington ).
There have been no reports of red tide in the Rio Grande Valley( Lower Laguna Madre ).