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Gulf of Mexico

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Top Gulf of Mexico Articles

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  • Texas oil spill blocks Houston Ship Channel, threatens wildlife

    Oil spilled from a barge in Galveston Bay in Texas, blocking the busy Houston Ship Channel and threatening birds at a nearby wildlife sanctuary, officials and environmentalists said. U.S. Coast Guard officials said as much as 168,000 gallons of oil...
  • Houston Ship Channel partially reopens to traffic

    One of the nation's busiest seaports partially reopened to ship traffic on Tuesday after it had been closed because of a weekend oil spill in the waters near Houston, Coast Guard announced. Traffic resumed flowing through the Houston Ship Channel...
  • Toxins released by oil spills send fish hearts into cardiac arrest

    Toxins released by oil spills send fish hearts into cardiac arrest
    Scientists have cracked a cellular biology mystery underlying a harmful effect oil spills have on fish: irregular heartbeats that can lead to cardiac arrest. In studying the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on bluefin tuna spawning in the...
  • Slamdance Film Review: 'Vanishing Pearls: The Oystermen of Pointe a la Hache'

    Focusing on the oyster fisherman of the small, largely African-American community of Pointe a la Hache, Louisiana, "Vanishing Pearls" traces a struggle against oppression and exploitation that culminates in the disastrous 2010 BP oil spill. Tyro...
  • Good to know: 5 types of oysters

    Good to know: 5 types of oysters
    The Big 5: Breaking down oyster types The name of an oyster sometimes is a nod to their home waters (such as Wellfleet oysters from Wellfleet, Mass.) and sometimes is just a marketing whim, like Naked Cowboys named after the New York's underwear-...
  • Warm today, cool tonight; nice weekend

    Warm today, cool tonight; nice weekend
    While it should be warm today, temperatures are predicted to drop by tonight, as cool air settles in. The weekend should be sunny and nice. South Florida's Friday forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with afternoon highs in the low 80s and...
  • Gulf of Mexico oil sheen traced to wreckage of Deepwater Horizon rig

    When oil sheen appeared on the sea surface last fall not far from the site of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, authorities wanted to know where it was coming from. Was BP’s sealed Macondo well -- the source of the biggest...
  • Carnival knew of fire risk aboard stranded Triumph ship, report says

    Carnival knew of fire risk aboard stranded Triumph ship, report says
    Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines knew there was a fire danger aboard its Carnival Triumph ship before it sailed from a Texas port in February only to end up disabled in the water for days after an engine fire, according to a CNN report Tuesday....
  • Mostly sunny weekend

    Mostly sunny weekend
    Expect some clouds leftover from a tropical disturbance that's moving into the Gulf of Mexico. The weekend should see more sun and hotter temperatures. South Florida's Friday forecast calls for partly sunny skies with afternoon highs in the low 90s,...
  • All Suite Resort on the Gulf from $139 at Marco Beach Ocean Resort

    All Suite Resort on the Gulf from $139 at Marco Beach Ocean Resort
    Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the allsuite Marco Beach Ocean Resort brings stellar service, lodging and dining to Marco Island, one of the fabled Ten Thousand Islands located between Naples and the Florida Everglades along Southwest Florida’s...
  • Antonio Fins, executive director, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation

    Antonio Fins, executive director, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation
    Last week: Kudos to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for their unanimous vote on Thursday to ban an abusive fishing practice. In a 7-0 tally, the FWC prohibited the use of the infamous “Boca Grand jig,” a decidedly...
  • Spending: Secrets for saving on cruise fares

    Not long after the Costa Concordia fiasco, a Carnival cruise ship became disabled in the Gulf of Mexico and had to be towed to shore. But when it comes to cruise safety, don't get too worked up. Cruise disasters grab headlines but are relatively rare....