Thousands Of Dead Fish Wash Up Along Texas Gulf Coast

Written by on June 13, 2023

Quintana Beach County Park initially announced on Friday that dead fish were washing up by the thousands and the department even warned the public to stay clear of the local beaches until all the fish had been cleared. This was to avoid the risk of being exposed to bacteria and sharp fins.

The announcement said, “FISH KILL ALERT
Dead fish (mostly menhaden) are washing up by the thousands on our local beaches. Texas Parks and Wildlife is aware. We can not state a cause at this time. UPDATE: TP&W has confirmed that the cause is low dissolved oxygen. We do advise that the public does not come to the beach until the fish have been removed. Since this event is occurring now, and fish are still washing in, we can’t say when the removal process can begin.”

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