Golden Alga News Releases
Winter 2006 – Although fish kills due to golden alga occurred in several locations during Winter 2006, the fish kills were not major. No statewide news releases were issued. More information on the Winter 2006 blooms is available on the Current Bloom Status page.
December 27, 2006 - Golden Alga Back in Texas
February 1, 2005 - Golden Alga Surfacing, TPWD Steps Up Monitoring Efforts
January 5, 2005 - Golden Alga Blooms Causing Problems on Lake Granbury
March 22, 2004 - Golden Alga Hits Lake Texoma, Remains Active Elsewhere
Jan. 29, 2004 - Fish Kill Near Lake Texoma Tied to Golden Alga
Nov. 3, 2003 - Experts Target Harmful Golden Algal Blooms
Feb. 17, 2003 - Golden Algal Blooms Active in Four Texas River Systems
April 11, 2003 - Lake Whitney Suffering Major Fish Kill From Golden Alga
Nov. 25, 2002 - International Conference Topics Include Algae Found in Texas
April 1, 2002 - Possum Kingdom Fishery Recovering from Algae Hit
Oct. 29, 2001 - Latest Fish Kill Blamed on Naturally Occurring Golden Algae
Sept. 10, 2001 - State Taking Steps To Combat Golden Algae
May 30, 2001 - Granbury Survey Assesses Effects of Fish Kill
May 21, 2001 - Golden Alga Wipes Out TPW Hatchery Striper Production
April 23, 2001 - Toxic Alga Fish Kill Still Active,TPW Assessing Damages
Feb. 9, 2001 - Update on Possum Kingdom and Granbury Fish Kills
Feb. 1, 2001
- Fish Kills at Possum Kingdom and Granbury Under Investigation
Toxic Blooms, Winter 1991
Would you like to know more?
The Biology of Golden Alga summarizes what we know about the alga and its toxins.
Where does golden alga fit compared to other single-celled organisms?
The Golden Alga Family Tree gives examples of and information about golden alga and other protists.
What does golden alga look like?
TPWD Golden Alga Images has photos of fish kills, golden algal cells, and short videos of live golden alga. These images may be used for noncommercial/educational purposes as long as TPWD is given credit and other site policies are followed.
Golden Alga Information Card: TPWD has collaborated with TCEQ and other entities to produce a golden alga information card(pdf document). The purpose of this card is to educate the public on golden alga blooms and answer some common questions. Hard copies of this card are available for free by contacting 512 389-8750.