Kemp's ridley sea turtle hatchlings make their way towards the Gulf. NPS photo.

Help the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle

One species that profits from the wide range of benefits estuaries have to offer is the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, found primarily in the Gulf of Mexico. The Kemp’s ridley …

Where Rivers Meet the Sea

Saturday is National Estuaries Day. But what is an estuary and why should we celebrate it? An estuary is formed where fresh water from rivers mixes with salt water. These …

Great Blue Heron in Florida

5 Steps Toward Restoring the Gulf of Mexico

Nearly five years ago, BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, setting off a catastrophe that killed 11 men and sent more than four million barrels of oil deep into the …


Gulf Coast Oysters in Peril

If you’ve ordered Gulf oysters at a restaurant this summer, then you’ve noticed their prices have gone up. Way up. The decline of Gulf oysters has been a top headline …


Senators to Gulf of Mexico Restoration Body: Get on With…

TPWD Wildlife Biologist collecting a Royal Tern on the east beach in Galveston. Photo: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Consequences of Texas City “Y” Oil Spill Continue to Surface

Striped dolphins observed in emulsified oil on April 29, 2010. Credit: NOAA.

Will the RESTORE Act Actually Restore the Gulf of Mexico?

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Gulf Coast Wetlands Rapidly Declining

The Gulf of Mexico is losing more wetlands than anywhere else in the United States and it is losing them more rapidly than ever before, according to a new federal …

sunrise in Ormond

Post Thanksgiving: I’m Still Thankful, Especially for Florida

It has become a Fischer family tradition to spend Thanksgiving holiday in Daytona, Florida—I’m not too sure what palm trees and the beach have to do with turkey day, but …

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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 …

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