Fish die by thousands along Galveston’s beaches

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by Chris Paschenko/ The Daily News

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Posted on August 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM

GALVESTON, Texas — Low oxygen levels are believed to have spawned a major fish kill mostly along Galveston’s West End beaches, an official said. Thousands of dead shad lined the beaches west of the seawall, Galveston Island Beach Patrol Chief Peter Davis said Sunday morning.

Davis spoke with officials from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, learning the cause of the fish kill was likely low oxygen levels.

"Low oxygen is usually associated with calm water and we haven’t had rain in a while," Davis said.

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