GULF OF MEXICO - July 10, 2021 - New research by an Auburn University professor and other scientists suggests that the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill may have affected microscopic life in ways that might not become apparent for years.
GULF OF MEXICO - July 9, 2021 - It took Gulf Coast lawmakers more than two years of prodding and negotiating to persuade a divided Congress their communities deserve most of the billions of dollars BP will pay in fines for its role in the 2010 oil spill. Now comes the next challenge: figuring out how to spend that money.
GULF OF MEXICO - July 8, 2021 - 6TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE & EXPO ON COASTAL AND ESTUARINE HABITAT RESTORATION. Restoring Ecosystems, Strengthening Communities, October 20-25, 2012-Tampa Convention Center-Tampa, Florida.
GULF OF MEXICO - July 5, 2021 - A recent decision by The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to keep the the recreational harvest of snook in Gulf of Mexico waters closed until Sept. 1, 2013, a year past the original opening date, is drawing mixed reaction among area anglers.
GULF OF MEXICO - July 4, 2021 - As divers descended along a yellow line Monday, clear, blue water turned slightly gray about 20 feet below the surface. Then through the haze, a ghostly image began to appear, the unmistakable shape of a ship — the 165-foot former Coast Guard cutter Mohawk, which had been sunk a few hours earlier as Mohawk Veterans Memorial Reef.
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS - July 3, 2021 - The Gulf of Mexico Foundation (GMF) announces the launch of a new educational curriculum called Let’s Migrate Like The Whooping Crane! GMF Education Program Manager, Suraida Nañez-James worked on the curriculum for nearly a year.
GULF OF MEXICO - June 29, 2021 - The Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Trustees this week offered a glimpse into the world of scientists working to assess injuries caused by the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the world’s most endangered sea turtle, the Kemp’s ridley.
GULF OF MEXICO - June 28, 2021 - Oil and gas producers in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday had restarted nearly all output shut because of Tropical Storm Debby as the weakened storm’s remnants moved out into the Atlantic Ocean after soaking parts of Florida.
GULF OF MEXICO - JUNE 25, 2021 -
• GOMA meeting held in Corpus Christi, Tx.
• Joides Resolution Expedition Vessel
• Public-Private Restoration Venture
• Foundation Support Growing
New Orleans, LA. - June 26, 2021 -The Commerce Department today announced the appointment of 30 new and returning members to the eight regional fishery management councils that partner with NOAA’s Fisheries Service to manage ocean fish stocks.
GULF OF MEXICO - June 25, 2021 - The Department of the Interior took the latest step as part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, holding a 39 million acre lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico.
GULF OF MEXICO - June 22, 2021 - Uncertainty continues to swirl around a mass of thunderstorms in the southern Gulf of Mexico that seems poised to become a tropical system this weekend. How strong will it get? Which way will it turn? Could Florida be hit by its first named storm of the season? The answers, experts say, may not be clear until Sunday.
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS - June 21, 2021 - It is rare for seashore visitors to find a hatching sea turtle nest. Not only did a group on Sunday beat trained turtle patrol workers to the location, this group had the privilege of finding the 200th recorded Kemp’s ridley nest on the Texas’s coast this year, said Donna Shaver.
GULF OF MEXICO - MAY 2012 - Abandoned and derelict vessels can be seen in most ports and communities as one drives across rivers or while out boating and fishing on the waterways. These vessels are unsightly, threaten safe navigation, and can pose environmental hazards.
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX. - June 19, 2021 - Comply, commit, continually improve and communicate performance. Those are “the four C’s” of operations at the Port of Corpus Christi, as they’re called.
AUSTIN, TEXAS. - June 18, 2021 - The dormant oilplatform known as High Island 389-A rises out of the Gulf of Mexico about 100 miles southeast of Galveston. Below the surface, corals, sea fans and sponges cover its maze of pipes. Schools of jack and snapper, solitary grouper and barracuda circle in its shadows. Dive boats periodically stop at the enormous structure, where dolphins, sea turtles and sharks are often spotted.
GULF OF MEXICO - June 15, 2021 - Kevin Costner said his reputation was at stake as he defended himself against accusations that he cheated fellow actor Stephen Baldwin out of millions of dollars in a lucrative BP contract for oil-cleaning machines after the 2010 spill. Baldwin and a friend were seeking $17 million in damages, saying they could have made at least that much in the deal.
Washington, D.C. - June 2012 - The Joint Ocean Commission Initiative recently released its 2012 U.S. Ocean Policy Report Card, praising state and regional efforts to implement the National Ocean Policy that is critical to our national security, coastal economies and the health of our ocean resources.
GULF OF MEXICO - June 14, 2021 - Read Education Program Manager, Suraida Nanez-James IWWE blog by clicking http://gmfexpeditions.blogspot.com/
Mystic, Conn. - June 13, 2021 - Twenty-seven students from schools and universities across the United States have been selected from a competitive pool of applicants by the Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) to participate in the 2012 Nautilus Exploration Program. The high school, college and graduate level students selected to study at sea hail from schools in 11 states plus Puerto Rico and Australia.
Mystic, Conn. - June 13, 2021 - Twelve educators from across the United States have been selected from a competitive pool of applicants by the Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) to participate in the 2012 Nautilus Exploration Program. The selected Educators at Sea hail from schools and museums in seven states and represent ten school districts.
GULF OF MEXICO - June 12, 2021 - Day 1 of the Gulf of Mexico Foundation’s Intracoastal Waterway Wetlands Expedition (IWWE) was terrific. The day included the exploration of Louisiana wetlands full of gators, river otters,and fish, oh my! In case you haven’t heard the news, GMF Education Program Manager, Suraida Nañez-James is guiding more than 20 teachers from Mexico, Texas and Louisiana on a five day expedition along a portion of the Gulf of Mexico.
GULF OF MEXICO - June 11, 2021 - The 2012 summer class Intracoastal Waterway Wetlands Expedition (IWWE) officially set sail on Sunday, June 10th. GMF education program manager, Suraida Nañez-James is guiding more than 20 teachers from Mexico, Texas and Louisiana on the five day expedition. IWWE takes educators on an exploration aboard a live-aboard vessel up the Intracoastal Waterway from Texas to Louisiana.
GULF OF MEXICO - June 1, 2021 - -At the start of the 2012 hurricane season, a new report shows that most communities facing the Gulf of Mexico are vulnerable to major erosion in category one hurricane.
GULF OF MEXICO - May 31, 2021 - Red snapper season officially opens tomorrow, Friday, June 1, 2021 in the Gulf of Mexico but it won’t last long. The recreational season lasts only 40 days, ending on July 10, 2012. Red snapper will be legal in state and federal waters.
New Orleans, LA. - May 30, 2021 - In response to an April 2011 petition from the Center for Biological Diversity, the National Marine Fisheries Service recently announced the dwarf seahorse may warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act.
GULF OF MEXICO - MAY 28, 2021 -The Gulf of Mexico Foundation Education Program Manager, Suraida Nañez-James is currently taking part in the JOIDES Resolution (The JR) scientific research vessel annual expedition. Follow the Joides Resolution Blog for the latest information on their exciting expedition.
GULF OF MEXICO - May 29, 2021 - A study to determine if Cayman’s lionfish carry the toxin that causes ciguatera poisoning is under way, but so far there have been no reports of humans contracting the illness from eating the invasive species.
GULF OF MEXICO - May 24, 2021 - The Florida Section of the American Water Resources Association is the host for the 2012 AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference in Jacksonville, FL, November 12-15.
GULF OF MEXICO - May 22, 2021 - Recently, a team of scientists and technicians both at-sea and on shore with NOAA conducted an exploratory investigation on the diversity and distribution of deep-sea habitats and marine life in the northern Gulf of Mexico.