Gulf of Mexico

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles Scramble to the Sea

Ever think the closest you might get to seeing a baby sea turtle would be watching Finding Nemo?  Well, during the summer in South Texas, hatchling releases at Padre Island …

Weekly News Roundup- July 26, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Another Gulf oil rig explosion, another wake up call. Read the blog post about the incident and what it means for the …

Hercules 265 Natural Gas Rig on Fire

Another Rig Fire in the Gulf, Another Wakeup Call

Updated below – 7/25/2013 Late last night, a natural gas drilling rig known as Hercules 265 exploded. The rig has now partially collapsed and is burning out of control, too …

The Public Has Spoken: Gulf Ecosystem Restoration Is National Economic Restoration

July 8th marked the end of a public comment period for the Gulf Ecosystem Restoration Council’s Draft Plan. National Wildlife Federation and Environmental Defense Fund’s members submitted an astounding 37, …

40,000-Pound Tar Mat Reminds Us the Oil Spill is Not Over

CNN is reporting that a 165-foot by 65-foot tar mat has been found in shallow water off a Louisiana barrier island beach. While the tar mat is ‘only’ 15 percent …

Speak Up for Gulf Restoration to Honor Dolphin Y12

  At the third anniversary of the Gulf oil spill this spring, NWF reported more than 650 dolphins were found stranded in the oil spill area since the Gulf oil …

Paradise Found: 3 Reasons to Restore the Gulf

The Gulf Coast is a real-life paradise. Its denizens enjoy mild weather, great seafood, sea-view sunsets and award-winning beaches. As the saying goes, though, “Every rose has its thorns.” For …

Of Sea Monsters and Men

A new video has hit the internet showing an extraordinary and rarely seen sea creature deep in the Gulf of Mexico. The oarfish video originally recorded in 2011, was recently released …

The Senate and the Sea

Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) fittingly represents the Ocean State in the United States Senate. At Capitol Hill Oceans Week Sen. Whitehouse had this to say: “The oceans can do a lot of …

Speak Up! BP Oil Spill Fines Must be Used to Restore the Gulf

Three years after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded and sent more than 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the region’s wildlife and wetlands are still suffering. …

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