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Jacuzzi Of Despair: Underwater Lake Of Death Beneath Gulf Of Mexico Kills Creatures That Swim There

An underwater lake beneath the Gulf of Mexico is a solution of toxic chemicals. The brine pool, called 'Jacuzzi of Despair,' kills crabs and other creatures that are lured by its warmth.

Earth/Environment November 2, 2016

Dead Zone In Gulf Of Mexico As Large As Connecticut?

A dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico could be as large as the state of Connecticut, researchers predict. What do we know about this marine zone of death?

Earth/Environment June 11, 2016

Biological Phenomenon: Natural Oil Seeps Cause Microbial Life To Thrive In Gulf Of Mexico

Researchers have discovered that bubbles formed by naturally-occurring oil seeps in the Gulf of Mexico attract large volumes of microorganisms. They believe this has to do with the bubbles bringing nutrients from the ocean floor up to the surface.

Earth/Environment January 26, 2016

Study Reveals Dispersants Did Not Help Degrade BP Oil Spill, Hurt Oil-Degrading Bacteria

Researchers lab-simulated the conditions of the 2010 BP oil spill that released over 172 million gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. After the incident, chemical dispersant Corexit 9500 was applied to break down surface and deep-water oil.

Earth/Environment November 12, 2015

Dolphin Die-Off Declines As Gulf Of Mexico Recovers From Oil Spill

The National Marine Fisheries Service reports that the mass die-off of dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico has dropped this year since it reached its peak between 2010 and 2014. The large-scale deaths of the marine mammals are believed to be caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Earth/Environment October 20, 2015

Man Who Caught Rare So-Called 'Flesh-Eating' Bacteria While Swimming In Gulf Passes Away

A man from Florida died after contracting the flesh-eating bacteria while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. This is the fourth case of mortality this year involving the fatal Vibrio vulnificus bacteria.

Life June 26, 2015

Sperm Whale Encounter With Research Vessel Recorded On Amazing Video

A sperm whale had an encounter with a remotely-operated underwater vehicle. Researchers caught the whole event in a stunning new video.

April 15, 2015

Scientists Study How The Gulf Of Mexico's Ecosystems Change Throughout The Decades

Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently studied how outside influences, such as natural climate change, affect marine species and food ecosystems in the Gulf Of Mexico.

March 17, 2015

Oceanic dead-zones are only getting worse with warming

Dead zones in the ocean could become larger and longer-lived as global warming becomes more severe, potentially harming marine wildlife, a new report concludes.

Earth/Environment November 10, 2014

Man discovers two-headed dolphin on Turkish beach

A two-headed dolphin was found dead by the beach in Turkey. The strange creature has been taken out of the beach for further examination.

Earth/Environment August 13, 2014

Biggest red tide bloom killing marine life off Florida Gulf Coast

Red tide is threatening the Gulf coast with widespread contamination of algae that could pose health and environmental risks.

Earth/Environment August 10, 2014

Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone' now 5,052 sq. miles... that's the size of Connecticut

The Gulf of Mexico dead zone is now 5,052 sq. miles, which is nearly the size of Connecticut. The dead zone is smaller than what it was in 2013.

Animals August 7, 2014

Dead Zone in Gulf of Mexico smaller than expected

A dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is smaller than predicted for 2014, but researchers are still not satisfied - here's why.

Animals August 5, 2014

Red tide causes huge fish kill in Gulf of Mexico

Red tide leads to fish kill, raises concern along the Gulf of Mexico. All marine life affected, crabs and sea turtles included in casualties.

Earth/Environment July 28, 2014

Skin lesions in Gulf of Mexico fish linked to Deepwater Horizon oil spill, fear USF scientists

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is responsible for widespread lesions in fish from the Gulf of Mexico, a new study reveals.

Animals July 17, 2014

Gas prices may have hit peak point this summer

Gas prices in the U.S. may have hit their peak. Analysts believe prices will drop in the coming weeks, and could be at their lowest by Labor Day weekend.

Business July 8, 2014

Not just goblin shark, fishermen also caught giant isopods

Was the horrendous-looking goblin shark lately found in the Gulf of Mexico only a preview of a more bizarre discovery to come?

Earth/Environment May 11, 2014

Goblin shark captured: This monster from the deep could be mistaken for alien from outer space

A goblin shark - one of the least-understood of all shark species - was captured accidentally by a fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico. This is the story of this rare, living fossil.

Animals May 5, 2014

Fishermen nets rare goblin shark in Gulf of Mexico

It was a typical day for a group of shrimp fishers at the Gulf of Mexico when an extremely rare catch caught them off guard. Something other than the shrimps was trapped in their nets. Their haul from 2,000 feet below contained a hideous primeval-looking goblin shark.

May 5, 2014

Hunt for shipwreck in Gulf leads to discovery of pair of rare tar volcanoes

Asphalt volcanoes have been discovered in the Gulf of Mexico. They are not the strangest volcanoes on Earth.

Animals May 1, 2014

Alvin returns to gulf on 4th anniversary of BP oil spill

The Alvin submersible has returned to the Gulf of Mexico to examine how the region is recovering from the BP oil spill four years ago.

Earth/Environment April 2, 2014

Solve dead zone problem in Gulf, get $1 mn

Tulane University has announced that it will give a cash prize of $1 million to anyone who can provide a practical solution to reducing the size of the Gulf of Mexico dead zone. The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico has been getting worse and scientists and officials are getting desperate for answers.

Animals February 22, 2014

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