Red tide lingers

Staff Writer

Red tide warnings are still in effect for South Padre Island and are expected to continue throughout the week, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Brownsville.

The front that blew through on Wednesday temporarily alleviated the conditions for residents and visitors.

“While cooler surf water temperatures should help keep cell counts lower than the weekend of Oct. 15–16, there should be enough bloom left to cause occasional respiratory issues and perhaps additional fish kill along the beach through the weekend. Highest concentrations are expected to be north of the resort area,” the NWS reported.

To see this story in print, pick up a copy of the Oct. 20 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.

Toxic Bloom: The latest bloom of red tide has brought up the death toll in sea life, washing many dead fish ashore. (Staff photo by Tyler Dale)

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1 comment

    • Bert Cutting on October 21, 2011 at 2:06 pm
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    If I have a vacation at Inverness hotel in South Padre Oct 25-29, should I consider cancelling?

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