LITTLE DANGER EXPECTED FROM 'RED TIDE'

HOUSTON -- Due to a curb on harvesting, seafood retailers have little cause for concern over an outbreak of toxic "red tide" along the Gulf Coast, according to health officials here.according to Jeff Kirkpatrick, a spokesman from the Texas Department of Health.But this recent outbreak has rapidly expanded, to the point where it now stretches from Matagorda Bay to the Rio Grande. That constitutes roughly

HOUSTON -- Due to a curb on harvesting, seafood retailers have little cause for concern over an outbreak of toxic "red tide" along the Gulf Coast, according to health officials here.

according to Jeff Kirkpatrick, a spokesman from the Texas Department of Health.

But this recent outbreak has rapidly expanded, to the point where it now stretches from Matagorda Bay to the Rio Grande. That constitutes roughly two-thirds of the Texas Gulf Coast.

"We are testing oysters in

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