Red Tide South Padre Island Texas

| November 3, 2009

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Aerial of red tide at South Padre Island, Texas.
Photo courtesy – Robert L. Berry
This image by Robert L. Berry, of Brownsville, Texas, made its way to me through the wonders of internet e mail, and once I received permission, I thought it was well worth running to show the red tide situation at that particular location. Thanks to Mr. Berry, for allowing us to see this fantastic image of the red tide. It was made south of the Jetties (over Boca Chica) looking toward the north, and as you can see, the foreground and top of the image show blooms that are probably only dissipated by the tidal action through the Jetties.

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  1. shannon says:

    This just came in from down south (11/17) – Red tide is GONE!!! came in September 27 and just left yesterday. I sat out on the front porch this morning drinking my coffee for the first time in months. What a wonderful life!

  2. Rebecca says:

    Being an Idaho gal, I never see anything like that around my parts. I can’t imagine.
    I’m off to explore more of your site and I’ve got you on my blogroll now……

  3. shannon says:

    Had some cousins go to the beach Saturday the 7th. and wonder why there were so many dead fish, and why the water was stinging them …. hmmm, I suggested maybe they should be reading the posts on this site.

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