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Jul 9, 2013

Underwater Forest: Cypress Forest in Gulf of Mexico Uncovered

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Underwater Forest sonar photo Credit: Live Science An underwater forest was recently discovered by scuba divers off the coast of Alabama. It was located 60 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. Live Science reported that the “primeval underwater forest” is predominantly a Bald Cypress forest. According to the report, the 50,000-year-old underwater […]


Feb 11, 2013

Cruise ship adrift: Carnival Triumph ship adrift in Gulf of Mexico due to engine fire

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A cruise ship adrift in Gulf of Mexico after its engine caught fire on Sunday, February 10, 2013. The Carnival Triumph cruise ship, with about 4,200 passengers on-board, reportedly adrift about 140 miles off the Mexican coast. Carnival Triumph cruise ship Credit: Carnival Cruise Lines Cruise line official Astevia Gonzalez said that “The ship’s technical […]


Sep 3, 2011

Tropical Storm Lee: New Orleans, Mississippi, Louisiana, under State of Emergency, Storm Now in Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Storm Lee: New Orleans, Mississippi, Louisiana, under State of Emergency, Storm Now in Gulf of Mexico
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Tropical Storm Lee moves slowly forward as government officials, Gov. Bobby Jindal and Mayor Mitch Landrieu declared a state of emergency in Louisiana and New Orleans. The Gulf of Mexico is reportedly experiencing the first rains of Tropical Storm Lee; as disclosed by US local sites, September 2, 2011.


Jul 28, 2011

Tropical Storm Don Update From NHC As Of July 27, 10 PM CDT

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Tropical Storm Don was formed over the southern Gulf of Mexico, several international news sites reported on Wednesday, July 27, 2011. According to National Hurricane Center (NHC)’s Public Advisory Number 2 issued on July 27 at 10:00 PM CDT, Tropical Storm Don is heading towards the central Gulf of Mexico with little change in strength. […]


Apr 10, 2011

Bottlenose Dolphins Suffers UME In Gulf of Mexico Says NOAA

Bottlenose Dolphins Suffers UME In Gulf of Mexico Says NOAA
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Bottlenose Dolphins Image Credit: Itsnature.org Bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico are experiencing an “unusual mortality event” or UME, according to reports by several news sites. According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), UME is defined as an unexpected stranding incident or a significant loss of any marine mammal population. Since February 2010 […]


Apr 1, 2011

Black Coral: 2,000 Year-Old Black Coral Found By USGS Near BP Oil Well

Black Coral: 2,000 Year-Old Black Coral Found By USGS Near BP Oil Well
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Black Coral Image Credit: Ringlet.org A 2,000 year-old black coral was found by scientists in the Gulf of Mexico, near the broken BP oil well, according to a report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. According to the USGS, this is the first time that they were able to determine […]