By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ
Special to the PRESS
Despite initial belief that overhead power lines may have contributed to recent waterfowl deaths on the Island, and subsequent reports then indicating that red tide may be playing a factor, recent studies have thus far only accounted for one certainty: No one really knows why they’re dying.
Officials with the City of South Padre Island acknowledged the situation on Tuesday, issuing a press release to local media detailing authorities’ efforts in determining the cause of these deaths as well as seeking preventive measures.
In the release, SPI officials said the city has – since late January – fielded “multiple reports” of waterfowl deaths, which appear to be occurring at the pond fronting a local hotel.
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