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Red Tide Kills Millions of Fish Along Texas Coast

Posted by feww on November 4, 2011

Persisting red tide has killed millions of fish along the coast of Texas since last month

Staff of Padre Island National Seashore continue to find coyotes that are sick or dead, probably from ingesting fish killed by the brevetoxin, a lethal neurotoxin released by Karenia brevis, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) said.

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  • Texas, USA. Persisting red tide (algal bloom) has killed millions of fish along the coast of Texas since last month. Staff of Padre Island National Seashore continue to find sick or dead coyotes, probably from ingesting fish killed by the brevetoxin, Texas Parks and Wildlife department (TPWD) said.
    • Various concentrations levels of Karenia brevis have been found among oysters, clams and mussels leases along the coast.
    • Karenia brevis is a single-celled, photosynthetic organism that blooms and produces lethal neurotoxins called brevetoxins.
    • Common in Gulf of Mexico, K. brevis is responsible for red tide along the coastal waters of Texas and Florida.
    • An estimated 4.2million fish were killed by the lethal brevetoxin between September 15 and October  30, TPWD reported.
    • Red tide is particularly intense this year because of the Texas drought and recent excessive heat, which help the algae thrive.
    • Red tide can cause respiratory irritation, skin rashes and burning in humans.
    • “The red tides caused by the dinoflagellate Gonyaulax are serious because this organism produces saxitonin & gonyautoxins which accumulate in shellfish and if ingested may lead to paralytic shellfish poisoning and can lead to death,” a report said.
    • Karenia brevis toxic aerosol is blown onshore by wind.

Other Disasters

  • British Columbia, Canada. The highly contagious Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA), has been found on B.C.’s central coast, according to researchers at Simon Fraser University.
    • The highly contagious marine influenza virus has been found in Chinook, coho and chum species.
    • The virus was also found in sockeye smolts collected in B.C.’s Central Coast.
    • “We looked at 60 fish, and we got it in two different generations, 600 kilometres apart, four different species. That’s a huge red flag.” Said a researcher at SFU.
    • Chile’s wild fish stocks have been decimated by ISA since 2007, costing the country about $2 billion in losses.
    • ISA threatens both wild salmon and herring, biologists at Simon Fraser University said.

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