Fragrant dead fish make holiday weekend interesting near coast


POSTED: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 6:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 6:14am

The bay area's crab and bird population are surely rejoicing, though, at their new buffet

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Those venturing to the Kemah and Seabrook areas to mark the long Memorial Day holiday were met by thousands upon thousands of small, dead fish in the water nearby.

The fish -- and the stench -- were a hot topic as families came to the area over the past few days.

Kemah and Seabrook are the most-heavily affected, according to Heather Biggs, a regional biologist with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Her team has been in the area for days now surveying the scene.

"There is a possibility of an algae bloom, which can be toxic to the fish," said Biggs. Her department has been performing tests on the water to narrow down what exactly has been killing off the fish for the past few weeks.

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