Gulf of Mexico
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Science

American Pocket Shark: New species of glow-in-the-dark shark found in Gulf of Mexico, identified by NOAA and Tulane University researchers

A new species of shark has been identified in the Gulf of Mexico by a team of researchers, and the creature has one very distinctive feature — it glows in the dark. The glowing shark measures just 5.5 inches long, according to a study published in the Zootaxa journal.

Gulf of Mexico
Tourism

Mississippi Coast: Hotels see drop in revenue as water advisory continues

With algae blooms in the Mississippi Sound and water advisories issued across the Mississippi coastline, hotels are seeing a lot less people coming through the doors than they usually do during the summer tourism months.

Gulf of Mexico
Local

Florida: Opening of controversial Perdido Key beach parking lot delayed for environmental changes

The planned opening of a much-debated beachfront parking lot on Perdido Key has been pushed back because of concerns about its impact on environmentally sensitive coastal dunes.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

Outdated FEMA flood maps cost uninsured homeowners millions; North Florida hit the hardest

Mexico Beach was ground zero for Hurricane Michael, destroying 70 percent of the resort community’s homes and businesses with its Category 5 winds and 18-foot storm surge. Because its flood maps hadn’t been updated in 10 years, 80 percent of those structures were uninsured because FEMA placed them in flood zone "X" – areas that have low-to-moderate risks for flooding, according to a report by My Flood Risk, an affiliate of Melbourne, Fla.-based National Flood Insurance LLC.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

Scientists finally tag an elusive shark deep underwater

Deep-sea sharks are elusive creatures. Many of the seafloor-skimming creatures predate dinosaurs. But the shady lives of the rare sharks are poorly understood because of the depths in which they swim.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

New shark species identified -- rarest of all

An “exceedingly rare” pocket shark—originally collected in a trawl survey in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 and stored in a giant freezer for three years before anyone identified the species—has been officially identified as a new species and given a name.

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Local

Sea turtle hatching is in full swing as temperatures soar

Nesting numbers rebound as beach nourishment project settles in

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Engineering

Millions of Dump Trucks Worth of River Sand Build New Land Along Louisiana Coast

So far in the government’s 2019 fiscal year, engineers estimate the Corps and contractors have dredged 39.5 million cubic yards of material.

Gulf of Mexico
Federal

Sen Cassidy of Louisiana speaks out for US Gulf Coast Restoration Funding

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), during a recent Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing, defended the use of offshore energy revenue sharing funds that support Louisiana's coastalrestoration efforts.

Gulf of Mexico
Federal

Large quantities of munitions fired, dropped into Gulf of Mexico Test Range

Today, the Gulf of Mexico continues to be an ongoing repository for munitions, although for purposes other than mere disposal, and under tight safety and environmental controls.

Gulf of Mexico
Federal

Legislation would boost Gulf Coast Oil & Gas revenue sharing (GOMESA)

"Our bill ensures that these increased revenues will be committed to projects that restore the coast, protect our coastal communities from hurricanes and other disaster and, ultimately, reduce our nation’s outrageous disaster response costs." Cong. Garret Graves. And, catch Cong. Graves on ASPN's Capitol Beach Podcast with Derek Brockbank.

Gulf of Mexico
Recreation

State says toxic algae makes water on coast beaches unsafe to touch, but seafood OK to consume

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, continues to maintain water contact warnings across the Mississippi Gulf Coast for all 21 sampling stations.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

U.S. to offer all available areas in next Gulf of Mexico lease sale

The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) has said that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will offer 77.8 million acres for a region-wide lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico scheduled for August 21, 2019.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

$97M in RESTORE Act Funding for 5 Gulf Coast States

Counties in five Gulf Coast states affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill can apply for eligible construction and real property acquisition activities under the RESTORE Act.

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Tourism

Tourist tax collections cool in May, summer hits peak

Totals rose over May 2018, but short-term rentals on Anna Maria Island weren’t as busy in May as during the spring break months of March and April.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Orion Group Bags $52M South Texas Gateway Terminal Project

Orion Group Holdings, Inc. (ORN) announced yesterday it has won a contract worth up to $52 million for dredging services in Texas.

Gulf of Mexico
Tourism

The Latest: Toxic bacteria keep Mississippi beaches closed

Beaches along the Mississippi Gulf Coast remain closed because of toxic bacteria detected before Barry blew ashore.

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

Bonnet Carre Spillway closure delayed another week due to Barry, but toxins not as strong

BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - The Bonnet Carre Spillway could be closed within a week, said marine officials on Tuesday, but the impacts could last for months.

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

The Port of New Orleans reopens as embargoes slow rail traffic

The Port of New Orleans was reopened to river traffic early July 14 after a two-day closure surrounding the arrival of Hurricane Barry, which weakened immediately into a tropical storm upon landfall, but still packed 70 mph winds. Numerous highways and rail service locations remain closed as of July 15.

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

Study links Florida Keys coral demise to mainland runoff

A landmark 30-year study of ailing coral in the Florida Keys shows nutrient-supercharged water from as far north as Orlando is contributing to the death of an ancient ecosystem that evolved to thrive in a fertilizer-free environment.

Fisheries

Turtle nesting record broken again at Cape Hatteras

In 2015, a nesting record of 289 nests was set, followed by a new record in 2016 when 325 sea turtle nests were found on Seashore beaches.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Hurricane Barry: Lessons From a Disaster That Wasn’t

Hurricane Barry largely spared New Orleans, but it underscored that climate change brings complex impacts and hard choices.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

NASA-NOAA satellite tracking Barry through Louisiana, Arkansas

Barry, now a tropical depression, continues moving slowly north through Arkansas and rainfall and flooding remains a concern. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the south central United States yesterday, July 14 and captured a visible image of then Tropical Storm Barry.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Can the “masters of the flood” help Texas protect its coast from hurricanes?

After centuries of fighting back water in a low-lying nation, the Dutch have become the world leaders in flood control. And their expertise is helping Texas design what would become the nation’s most ambitious — and expensive — coastal barrier.

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

United Soybean Board Approves $2 Million to Support Mississippi River Dredging

St. Louis, MO - July 9, 2019 - The United Soybean Board’s commitment to improve market conditions for farmers hits a new bottom — the Mississippi River bottom.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Despite flooding risks in Midwest, riverfront development presses on

“The major cause of record, recent flooding is entirely man-made - the dramatic constriction of our large rivers by oversized levees, flood plain development and structural narrowing for barge traffic,” said Robert Criss, professor emeritus with the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Needed for Charlotte County Beach Nourishment Project: Easements

ENGLEWOOD — Damian Ochab is happy Sarasota County is joining Charlotte County in its effort to nourish the eroded shoreline along Manasota Key.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Bay County TDC helping Mexico Beach with beach renourishment

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Mexico Beach is getting some much-needed assistance with a beach renourishment project thanks to the Bay County Tourist Development Council.

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

Two property owners escalate Walton customary use debate

WALTON COUNTY — The latest twist in Walton County’s tumultuous customary use battle has some beach property owners threatening to seek legal sanctions against the county’s attorneys for attempting to claim, as public, land that in years past had been specifically declared to be private.

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

Walton County, Florida Beach Access Battles: Hundreds join hands in support of customary use

On July 1, one year after a state law negated Walton County’s customary use beach ordinance, residents and visitors gathered on local beaches to join hands in support of customary use.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

As New Storm Passes, Florida Panhandle Residents Cope With Hurricane Michael Flashbacks

Jul. 11--PANAMA CITY -- The air in the heart of Florida's Panhandle has felt heavy for days, weighed down by Southern humidity and the hazy heat of summer. Familiar thunderstorms, bringing brief downpours, have done little to loosen its grip.

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A new Texas industry: Oyster farming summit held at TAMU - Corpus Christi

When it becomes regulated, Texas oyster farming will be a huge economic boost. "We're talking in terms of thousands of jobs really and millions of dollars of impacts easily."

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Tourism

The Latest: Hurricane Warning Issued for Louisiana

A hurricane warning has been issued for parts of the Louisiana coast ahead of Tropical Storm Barry's arrival.

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

Opening The Bonnet Carre Spillway Turns Out To Have Its Costs

That’s been made clear over the past couple of weeks as algal blooms, freshwater intrusion, seafood industry damages and even infestations of alligators have descended upon southeastern Louisiana. The effects of the Bonnet Carre opening have been enough to attract the attention of Louisiana’s congressional delegation.

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Tourism

Panama City Beach advisory remains in place: Bacteria prompts continued warning

An advisory for a portion of Panama City Beach remains in place due elevated levels of bacteria.

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Tourism

The cost of algae? Mississippi beach closings could have big financial fallout, officials say

GULFPORT, Miss. — Toxic bacteria are keeping swimmers out of the water on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and it will be weeks before financial information shows whether beach closures are hurting the local economy.

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

Army Corps Tours Houston Ship Channel

Witnesses First-Hand Vessel Activity of Nation’s Busiest Waterway

Gulf of Mexico
Tourism

Mississippi Closes All Beaches Due to Toxic Algae Bloom

Algal blooms can have a large impact on the area’s marine life, public health and tourism industry.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Storm Watch: Odds rise for tropical system to form near Florida in Gulf of Mexico this week, forecasters say

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center are monitoring an area disturbed weather that will move into the warm water of the Gulf of Mexico near Florida later this week. It now has a 50 percent chance of developing into a tropical system, and if it becomes a storm it would be named Tropical Storm Barry.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

Pinellas County Emergency Manager issues challenge to beach leaders regarding hurricanes

She issued them a challenge to do more than just look after themselves in times of storms, but to take the lead in helping their entire community.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

The Lost Nurdles Polluting Texas Beaches

Tiny plastic building blocks are spilled into oceans and waterways before they’re even made into plastic goods. Listen to Jace Tunnel, Texas Nurdle Specialist, on the American Shoreline Podcast. Pod link at the end of the story

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

Climate change is killing our coastal Gulf fisheries

Editor’s note: Jim McClintock, Ph.D., a professor of polar and marine biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is one of 25 nationwide scientists developing a definitive report on the effects of climate change and leads annual educational Climate Change Challenge cruises to Antarctica. This Op-Ed was originally written for Al.com.

Southeast
Fisheries

Florida's Water Crisis Has Sport Fishing on the Brink of Collapse

Fecal matter, killer algae, too much water, not enough water—Florida's hydrological disaster is killing its legendary inshore fishing

Gulf of Mexico
Tourism

July 4th Tourism Craze at Panama City Beach

For many beach-tourism businesses impacted by Hurricane Michael, this July 4th is an important

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

New Orleans: Katrina, BP, 2019 Mississippi River -- Oyster Industry Braces For Another Major Disaster

The commercial fishing industry on the gulf coast has seen two major disasters in the last 15 years: Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill. Now, some fear we’re on the cusp of a third. The culprit: historic flooding from the Mississippi River.

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

Florida: Bill would help educate new generation of fishers

There are times in this politically contentious period that commonsense legislation still manages to move forward through the congressional process. The Young Fishermen’s Development Act looks like it will be one of these bills that will make it to the finish line.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

Report: Two workers killed aboard Shell’s Auger platform in Gulf of Mexico

Two offshore workers have reportedly been killed in an incident aboard Shell’s Auger platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Gulf of Mexico
Federal

U.S. House approves more money for red tide research, mitigation

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved the first federally funded economic impact study of toxic algae blooms since 2006 and a proposal to increase funding for research into ways to mitigate or stop red tide outbreaks by $2 million to $12 million.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Louisiana Delta: Gov. Edwards signs bill for I-10/415 connector route

House Bill 578, sponsored by state Rep. Tanner Magee, R-Houma, appropriates $700 million from the BP oil spill settlement to the connector project at La. 415, along with six other infrastructure bills statewide.

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

Asian swamp eels found in Louisiana

An invasive species of swamp eel has been found in New Orleans, and a state biologist says it's the first time this species has been found in the United States.

Gulf of Mexico
Tourism

Destin officials looking into flesh-eating bacteria claim

DESTIN — City, county, and health department officials are looking into a possible flesh-eating bacteria case that may have been contracted in the Gulf.

Gulf of Mexico
Tourism

Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast unveils new name and new tourism campaign

Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast – the tourism marketing organization for the state’s three coastal counties along the Gulf of Mexico – hosted an event for the tourism community to unveil a new name and new ad campaign designed to capitalize on today’s top tourism trends.

Gulf of Mexico
Recreation

No swimming: Toxic bacteria afflicts Mississippi coast

MANDEVILLE, Miss. — An outbreak of toxic bacteria is ruining some beach plans in Mississippi, where authorities are warning people not to swim or eat seafood from polluted coastal waters.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Study: Sea rise, subsidence to cost Louisiana $38 billion

A new study suggests protection and adaptation against the rising sea levels could cost Louisiana $38 billion or more by 2040.

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Property

Hurricane Michael destroyed their homes. Then the insurance heartache began.

Nine months after the storm, more than 20,000 property claims remain outstanding in Florida.

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Energy

OFFSHORE DRILLING Feds: Record oil leak 100 times greater than company says

A record 14-year-old oil leak off the coast of Louisiana is not releasing as much crude into the Gulf of Mexico as recent estimates suggest, but it's still spewing between 100 and 900 times more than claimed by the company involved in the incident, a study from NOAA and the Department of Commerce found yesterday.

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

Flooding along Missisippi River has caused at least $2 billion in damage

As Davenport continues to recover from the most devastating flooding disaster in recent memory, the combined impact of flooding in cities along the Mississippi River is estimated to be more than $2 billion.

Gulf of Mexico
Tourism

Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau approves record $13.2M annual tourism promotion budget, up 67% in five years

CNT – Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau just south of Tampa strikes gold and approves a record $13.2 million marketing budget for the 2020-21.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

We’ve got a whole lot of new sand on our beach!

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wrapping up Gasparilla Island Beach nourishment project

Gulf of Mexico
Science

NOAA-FUNDED EXPEDITION CAPTURES RARE FOOTAGE OF GIANT SQUID IN THE GULF OF MEXICO

This Is The Second Time A Giant Squid Has Been Captured On Camera In Its Deepwater Habitat

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

A new Texas law is on the side of oyster farming and A&M-Corpus Christi is helping

It is a rare opportunity to be part of launching a new marine industry on the Texas coast, but thanks to state Rep. Todd Hunter, state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, the Texas Legislature and Gov. Greg Abbott, it is about to happen.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

Will red tide be back in Florida this Summer?

Last summer, a massive red tide algae bloom killed millions of marine animals on Florida’s Gulf Coast. It made people sick, kept thousands away from beaches and hurt local economies. What will happen now is a mystery.

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

Louisiana Shrimp Landings Again Reported to Be Lowest in Last 18 Years; Reporting Issues May Be Cause

This morning, the Fishery Monitoring Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for May 2019.

Gulf of Mexico
Federal

Feds give Nueces County a chance to come up with plan for Bob Hall Pier situation

Things could be looking a little better for Mikel May's Beachside Bar & Grill, as well as Nueces County, in the eyes of the federal government. The federal government reached out to county officials last year to let them know they were in violation of a nearly $750,000 grant that paid for improvements to Bob Hall Pier.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

Port of Corpus Christi will back Phillips 66 offshore project

Phillips 66 is the newest player announcing their run in the race for offshore oil exports. And the Port of Corpus Christi is supporting the project after voicing strong opposition against a similar operation with Trafigura.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

With $1.53M grant, UTA researcher studying flood-control solutions for southeast Texas

The UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON award is part of a $1.53 million grant from the Texas General Land Office to the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Orange Beach to manage $475K Restore Act grant to study beneficial use of dredged sediments

Orange Beach, Alabama has been asked to administer $475,000 of a $3 million Restore Act project studying hydrology and sediment in Perdido Bay from the U.S. 98 bridge in Lillian to the Gulf of Mexico.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Galveston District Corps executes additional dredging in the San Jacinto River

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District staff have executed a modification to the West Fork San Jacinto River Emergency Debris Removal Contract effective June 7.

Gulf of Mexico
Local

Beach permits help prevent ‘free-for-all’

SANTA ROSA BEACH, FLORIDA — Officials say event permits keep beaches from “getting out of hand.”

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Corps of Engineers Galveston District Drops Land Levees for Sand Dune System in Texas

Public outcry over a proposed 17-ft wall and other physical barriers to prevent storm surge along the Texas coast has led the Army Corps of Engineers to switch gears. Now, the Corps will focus on more nature-based solutions such as beaches and sand dune systems.

Southeast
Property

U.S. Hurricane Season Is Unnecessarily Dangerous

Forecasters are expecting this year’s North Atlantic hurricane season to be roughly average, with about 14 named storms including six full-fledged hurricanes. Last week, the government finally dealt with the fallout from 2018, enacting a $19.1 billion relief package to help U.S. towns and cities still recovering from last year’s natural disasters. Even before that, 2018 had already drawn more emergency funding than any year since 2005, the costliest year on record.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

Texas Housing Program Aims to Rebuild Faster after Disaster

HOUSTON — For Houston resident Scenacia Jones, the experience of getting her new home through an innovative way of building post-disaster housing was like an experiment.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

Scientists just filmed a deep sea creature spew a glowing substance

At some 4,700 feet beneath the sea, marine scientists filmed a shrimp spew glowing matter, or bioluminescence, from its mouth.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Beach management plan continues forward in Longboat Key, Florida

The Town Commission and interested parties took in a presentation on what will be a completed plan in October.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Concern over spillway impact goes out 14 miles to our barrier islands

HORN ISLAND, Miss. (WLOX) - Sunday marked 80 days that the Bonnet Carré Spillway has been open so far this year. The latest opening on May 10 was the second time this year, a first in the 88-year history of the spillway. During that time, trillions of gallons of fresh water from the Mississippi River has found its way into the saltwater environment of the Mississippi Sound.

Gulf of Mexico
Tourism

Navarre Beach breaking tourism records

NAVARRE BEACH, FL — For a fifth consecutive year, Navarre Beach likely will attract a record number of tourists this summer, if the off-season is any indication.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

River controls starve La. coast of needed sediment

CRATER ISLAND, Wisc. -- There’s a 1.5-million-ton pile of sand in Wisconsin that should be in Louisiana.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Gasparilla Island, FL - Beach renourishment moving along – Never mind the occasional pink water

Beach renourishment is almost complete in the Historic District area, with only a few odds and ends to tie up for a few days. Work on the south end is scheduled to begin this weekend.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Dredging, dams and other river controls starve places downriver of much-needed sediment

CRATER ISLAND, Wis. — There’s a 1.5-million-ton pile of sand in Wisconsin that should be in Louisiana.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

For some Mississippi River cities, there are only 2 choices — adapt or move: The River’s Revenge

DAVENPORT, Iowa — In early July 2014, the Mississippi flooded downtown Davenport, turning its minor league baseball stadium into an island. It happened at a particularly bad time: just before a three-game Independence Day weekend series against upriver rivals from Wisconsin.

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

Voices in Mississippi complain about being on the receiving end of Louisiana flood waters

Critics push for changes in how the Army Corps prevents Mississippi River flooding in New Orleans

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

Beach access provides an interesting line of questioning

Collier County commissioners want to draw a line in the sand. Not a figurative line in the sand with the school board over money for school deputies or with the PACE providers over home improvement loans.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

Huge Exxon-SABIC petrochemical project near Corpus Christi clears state permitting hurdle

A controversial $10 billion petrochemical project near Corpus Christi has achieved a major permitting milestone that will bring it a step closer to constructing the biggest petrochemical plant in Texas.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

Assessing the impact of the Taylor Energy oil spill

Rosenstiel School researcher Martin Grosell weighs in on how marine life in the Gulf could be affected by the longest continuous oil spill in U.S. history.

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

Worse than BP oil spill: Freshwater damage from flooding, spillway release hits Miss. hard

> Water is being diverted from historic Mississippi River flood to protect New Orleans, other areas. > Dolphin and sea turtle deaths are significant, experts say. > Freshwater diversion also affecting tourism, with fishing trips being canceled.

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

Floods raising freight rates, washing away revenues

Hundreds of barges remain stalled on the Mississippi River, blocking the main artery of the Farm Belt economy that has been devastated by a spring season full of relentless torrential rains and the melting of record-setting snowfalls. Railroads and highways have been closed as well, limiting the amount of crops sent to market.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Collier leaders OK $5.5 million beach renourishment project; truck hauling to start this fall

FLORIDA - Collier County commissioners on Tuesday gave the green light to a $5.5 million beach renourishment project that will send sand-hauling trucks to three beaches starting this fall.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

Near record low-oxygen ‘dead zone’ predicted for Gulf

This map by researchers at Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, predicts the coverage of Gulf Coast waters by low-oxygen conditions on July 27. The thick black line shows the limits for the most probable areas showing hypoxic conditions. The university’s forecast actually calls for the hypoxia zone to expand to more than 10,000 miles in August, if no tropical weather causes mixing.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Sediment impediment: Flooded Mississippi means more sand, more dredging this summer

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers usually waits until the spring floods have receded before dredging. This year, it’s making an exception.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Bonnet Carré spillway opening is causing a fisheries disaster in Mississippi, governor says

Gov. Phil Bryant says he has requested that the federal government declare a fisheries disaster in Mississippi as mortality rates climb in the Mississippi Sound for dolphins, oysters and other marine life exposed to fresh water from the opening of the Bonnet Carré Spillway.

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

Louisiana’s red snapper haul 62,179 pounds so far

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana anglers are taking full advantage of the red snapper season that opened May 24.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

The Great LNG Debate: A growing industry faces stiff, organized opposition in the Rio Grande Valley

PORT ISABEL— Flora Gunderson’s eyes filled with tears and her hands shook as she recalled the March 2005 day when she nearly lost her husband.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

BOEM & CPRA partner on Louisiana restoration project

Work to restore two barrier islands and one barrier headland in the Terrebonne Basin is expected to begin in 2020.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

W&T Offshore makes oil discovery in Gulf of Mexico

W&T Offshore has announced an oil discovery at its first exploration well in 2019 at Gladden Deep in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico in Mississippi Canyon block 800. The discovery is in water of about 3,000 feet depth.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

No End in Sight to Record Midwest Flood

The Missouri Dept. of Transportation didn’t even have time to fully assess the damage to its roads and bridges from late winter flooding before the next round hit.

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

Study says Trafigura project is safe, Port of Corpus Christi disagrees

A study commissioned by King Ranch Inc. claims that projects like the one proposed by a Switzerland-based international commodities company off the Padre Island National Seashore are "safe and effective."

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