Red Tide Information

ALL REPORTS OF RED TIDE ARE FOR THE GULF OR MEXICO.  WORLDWINDS AND THE LAGUNA MADRE ARE NOT AFFECTED.


September 26, 2016


Upper Coast (Galveston Bay and Sabine Lake): No reports of red tide.

Golden Crescent (Matagorda Bay and San Antonio Bay): No reports of red tide.

Coastal Bend Area (Aransas Bay, Corpus Christi Bay, Upper Laguna Madre): No reports of red tide within the bays.

Along the Gulf of Mexico in Padre Island National Seashore (PINS): Water samples collected by PINS staff indicate cell concentrations ranging from low to high. The highest concentrations were observed from the 60 mile marker south to Mansfield Pass. There was also a small fish kill found in this area. For more detailed information about its current conditions, please contact PINS directly.

Rio Grande Valley Area (Lower Laguna Madre): Water samples collected by the Red Tide Rangers indicate low to high cell concentrations of red tide. The highest concentrations are observed in and near the Brazos Santiago Pass and along Port Isabel near the Queen Isabella Causeway. Respiratory irritation has been reported in South Padre Island.

  • Red Tide Rangers observed a small fish kill consisting of bait fish while collecting water samples at County Access Rd 5.
  • Observations reported to the TPWD Facebook page included a fish kill was between beach access 2 and 3 with one 30-inch red drum observed. Additional observations included a fish kill at beach access 6 on South Padre Island.

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