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Red tide blamed for dead fish at Packery Channel

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Dead fish at Packery Channel on the Gulf of Mexico. (KZTV) Dead fish at Packery Channel on the Gulf of Mexico. (KZTV)
CORPUS CHRISTI -

The University of Texas Marine Science Institute has confirmed there is red tide in the area.

Texas Parks and Wildlife is looking into reports of dead fish and a strong odor along Gulf of Mexico beaches around Corpus Christi. 

Water testing is underway at several locations including Fish Pass and Packery Channel.

According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife webpage - tpwd.texas.gov - the common signs of a red tide bloom are: discolored water, dead fish, and breathing difficulty.

To report sightings of red tide during normal business hours, call your local TPWD office or you may call TPWD's 24-hour communications centers at 512-389-4848 (Austin) or 281-842-8100 (Houston.)

For more information about red tide and the latest updates, call the TPWD hotline at (800) 792-1112, select fishing, then select red tide.

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