GULF OF MEXICO - MAY 2012 - Today is Endangered Species Day, an annual holiday introduced by the U.S. Senate in 2006 to raise awareness of endangered plants and animals and “promote species conservation worldwide.”
GULF OF MEXICO - May 17, 2021 - The joy of discovery was palpable when a nearly 200-year-old wooden shipwreck was found on the bottom of the ocean in the Gulf of Mexico.
GULF OF MEXICO - May 16, 2021 - A record six fish populations were declared rebuilt to healthy levels in 2011, bringing the number of rebuilt U.S. marine fish populations in the last 11 years to 27.
GULF OF MEXICO - MAY, 15, 2012 - Natural gas and oil development projects near the Atlantic Ocean, particularly in the Gulf of Mexico, could be facing potential damages in the coming months with the onset of the rainy season.
GULF OF MEXICO - MAY 2012 - The Gulf of Mexico Education Program Manager, Suraida Nanez-James recently took part in an event for school age children at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on Thursday, May 10, 2012.
GULF OF MEXICO - May 9, 2021 - The National Marine Fisheries Service today proposed new protections for sea turtles that would require escape hatches in shrimp nets used by boats that operate in the shallow, inshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico and southeast Atlantic Ocean.
GULF OF MEXICO - MAY 2012 - The commercial shrimp season in state and federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico closes 30 minutes after sunset on May 15, the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department announced today. Opening and closing dates vary seasonally depending on the growth of shrimp.
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS - May 4, 2021 - The cargo tanks on a tanker involved in a Wednesday morning collision off the coast of Port Aransas, Texas werenâ€™t damaged, a U.S. Coast Guard official said.
GULF OF MEXICO - May 3, 2021 - Itâ€™s here! The sanctuaryâ€™s Final Management Plan is complete and the resulting regulatory changes were posted to the Federal Register on Friday, April 27th. The final product is a guiding document for sanctuary management over the next 5-10 years.
Port Aransas, Texas - May 2, 2021 - The U.S. Coast Guardâ€™s response moved into investigation mode after the collision between a fuel oil tanker and a drilling rig off the coast of Port Aransas. The oil tanker FR8 Pride lost power and went adrift Wednesday morning near the entrance to the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. The tanker collided with the Rowan EXL-1, a mobile offshore drilling rig. The Coast Guard first received a report of the collision at 7:25 a.m. Wednesday.
GULF OF MEXICO - May 1, 2021 - -April 20, 2012 marked the two year anniversary of the explosion on Deepwater Horizon MC252 drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico which killed 11 people and led to one of the nationâ€™s worst man-made environmental disasters.
GULF OF MEXICO - April 30, 2021 - Pacific reef shark populations have plummeted by 90 percent or more over the past several decades, according to a new study
by a team of American and Canadian researchers, and much of this decline stems from human fishing pressure.
New Orleans - MARCH 27, 2021 - - A big increase in reports of Asian tiger shrimp along the U.S. Southeast coast and in the Gulf of Mexico has federal biologists worried the species is encroaching on native speciesâ€™ territory. The black-and-white-striped shrimp can grow 13 inches long and weigh a quarter-pound, compared to eight inches and a bit over an ounce for domestic white, brown and pink shrimp.
GULF OF MEXICO - April 25, 2021 - - A group of Alabama high school students recently boarded the Dauphin Island Sea Labâ€™s Alabama Discovery vessel to deploy the first-ever â€śAdopt a Drifterâ€? for â€śAmericaâ€™s Seaâ€? in the Gulf of Mexico.
CORPUS CHRISTI - MARCH 24, 2021 - - Join us for the next Oyster Reef Building Event this Saturday, April 28th from 8:30am-11:30am! We will be helping build an educational oyster reef with the Harte Research Institute on Goose Island State Park!
FLORIDA KEY - MARCH 23, 2021 - Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and its advisory council are seeking public comment on issues related to sanctuary boundaries, marine zones in Key West and the Great White Heron National Wildlife Refugeâ€™s Back country Management Plan.
GULF OF MEXICO - MARCH 2012 - Royal Dutch Shell said an oil sheen near two of its offshore Gulf of Mexico oil and natural gas platforms was dissipating and it was “very confident” its installations were not to blame. The Hague-based company said the “orphan spill,” estimated to be about six barrels of oil, was breaking up.
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS- APRIL 12, 2021 - -Three locations in the nature preserve area. Bring: boots, hat, sunscreen and water. Community, civic and volunteer hours available through Mayor Adameâ€™s office. 9am-12pm
GULF OF MEXICO - April 2,2021 - NOAAâ€™s new Northern Gulf Operational Forecast System got underway. This system includes Calcasieu Pass and adjacent areas like Sabine Pass.
GALVESTON, TEXAS - April 10, 2021 - The Gulf of Mexico Foundation, Inc. has purchased 15 acres of wetlands next to the future site of its Gulf of Mexico Habitat Restoration Technology Training Center (HRTTC) in Galveston, TX. The purchase was made possible by $200,000 contributed by the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) at last yearâ€™s conference when the OTC also presented the Foundation with its first ever OTC Annual Dinner Charity award.
GULF OF MEXICO - APRIL 2012 - For decades, fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico have used surface long lines to catch swordfish and yellow fin tuna. These lines stretch an average of 30 miles, dangle hundreds of baited hooks, and can be left in the water for up to 18 hours. This fishing method catches and kills large numbers of rare and endangered ocean wildlife, which are usually thrown overboard dead or dying.
GULF OF MEXICO - MARCH 2012 - Mr. Ben Scaggs has been named the new Director of the Gulf of Mexico Program (GOMP). In his new role, Scaggs will be responsible for overseeing a collaborative program to protect, maintain, and restore the health and productivity of the Gulf of Mexico in ways consistent with the economic well-being of the Region.
GULF OF MEXICO - MARCH 2012 - To help prepare for the third annual meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Climate Community of Practice, Dr. Virginia Burkett has agreed to provide an update on the state of sea level rise science. Dr. Burkett is the Chief Scientist for Climate and Land Use Change at the U.S. Geological Survey. She has published extensively on the topics of global change and low lying coastal zones and served as a lead author of the United Nationâ€™s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third and Fourth Assessment Reports (2001 and 2007).
GULF OF MEXICO - MARCH 2012 - Two years after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, Mexicoâ€™s state oil company is about to test its hand at drilling at extraordinary depths in the Gulf of Mexico. If all goes as planned, Petroleos de Mexico, known as Pemex, will deploy two state-of-the-art drilling platforms in May to an area just south of the maritime boundary with the United States.
GULF OF MEXICO - MARCH 2012 - Nexen Inc. announced additional discovered resources on Monday at the Appomattox oilfield in the Gulf of Mexico
it shares with operator Royal Dutch Shell. In a news release, Nexen said drilling on the northeast fault block of the structure suggests contingent recoverable resources of about 215 million barrels of oil equivalent, of which 20 per cent belong to the Calgary company.
GULF OF MEXICO - MARCH 2012 - Uniting the U.S., Cuba and Mexico to save a vanishing species. Try to imagine a world without sharks. They have existed for more than 400 million years, but that ancient lineage does not guarantee a future.
GULF OF MEXICO - March 2012 - U.S.-based marine scientists say bottlenose dolphins and deep-sea corals in the northern Gulf of Mexico, where the massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill occurred two years ago this April, are showing signs of severe stress from their prolonged exposure to the polluted water.
GULF OF MEXICO - March 27, 2021 - Scientists are reporting new evidence that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has affected marine life in the Gulf of Mexico, this time species that live in dark ocean depths-deep water corals.
WESTERN PACIFIC OCEANâ€™S MARIANA TRENCH - MARCH 27, 2021 - The director of â€śThe Abyssâ€? has reached the abyss.
NEW ORLEANS - MARCH 23, 2021 - The director of â€śThe Abyssâ€? has reached the abyss. The Exxon Valdez has been sold for scrap 23 years after causing the worst tanker spill in U.S. history, which led to new designs for oil carriers. Now called the Oriental Nicety, the vessel was sold for about $16 million, Maryland-based Global Marketing Systems Inc., the worldâ€™s biggest cash buyer of ships for demolition