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Coastal Fisheries Data Show Corpus Christi Bay Warming Trend

Corpus Christi Bay

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Corpus Christ Bay waters have warmed by an average of about 1.5 degrees Celsius (nearly 3 F) over the past 23 years. The trend, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department scientists said, is consistent along the middle and lower Texas coast.

“The only way you can do something like this is having this 30-year data set that’s unprecedented anywhere,” said Jim Tolan, a TPWD coastal fisheries ecologist who is authoring a paper on the warming trend. “We have just tons and tons of measurements — not just from one spot, but from all the bays in Texas.”

TPWD’s Coastal Fisheries division celebrated 30 years of continuous resource monitoring in a two-day symposium in Corpus Christi Nov. 17 and 18...

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