Over 100,000 fish have reportedly died in area lakes.
Dallas, Texas (WiredPRNews.com) – Thousands of fish have reportedly died in lakes throughout North Texas due to an algae bloom late in the season. As reported by NBC DFW News, the introduction of golden algae into the region has contributed to the deaths of over an estimated118,000 fish, which some suggest may be the worst case seen in the area.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologist Melissa Tidmore is quoted in the report as stating of the affects golden algae, which is not native to the area, can have on fish, “Golden algae release a toxin that affects the fish’s gills… It causes their cells to burst, and they can’t absorb oxygen.”
As noted in the report, researchers are continuing to learn more about golden algae and managing it.
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