Gulf Of Mexico

A Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham digs up oiled sand on a beach on April 19, 2011 at South Pass in southern Louisiana. A year after the BP oil spill coated Gulf coast beaches and marshes, BP claims that most of the oil has been removed. Barham says, however, that much of the coastal cleaning has been superficial, as the oil has seeped into the soil, killing marshes and further eroding the state's damaged Mississippi Delta ecosystem. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

$627M In Gulf Oil Spill Recovery Projects Approved

Plans to spend $627 million on 44 projects meant to aid recovery from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico were approved Friday, but environmentalists are fuming that $58 million will go to an Alabama beachfront hotel they say will hurt rather than help the Gulf.

10/04/2014

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Tropical Disturbance Movement Means Less Rain For Florida

The tropical disturbance that slowly meandered across South Florida on Friday, continues to move away from us, and is now in the Gulf of Mexico. As this feature, moves away, the rain and storm chance diminishes and the sun, cloud weather mix is back in play! As the sunshine increases during the afternoon hours on Saturday, a few storms may fire up, but widespread coverage is not expected.

09/13/2014

Tropical Depression Five as of 5 p.m. September 1, 2014.  (Source: wunderground.com)

Tropical Depression Five Forms In Bay Of Campeche

Tropical Depression Five formed Monday afternoon in the eastern Bay of Campeche and may form into the next named tropical system.

09/01/2014

"Woodstock" was returned to the wild on Tuesday, Jan. 7th 2014.  (Source: CBS4)

Manatees May Soon Lose Endangered Status

As they do whenever they visit Florida, Greg Groff and his young daughter stopped by the manatee pool at Miami Seaquarium, where the speed bump-shaped marine mammals placidly swim in circles.

08/29/2014

A Great White shark jumps out of the water as it hunts Cape fur seals. (Source: CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

New Device To Scare Off Sharks Now On Sale In Florida

While the state of Florida is the well-known shark-bite capital of the world, it’s not necessarily the scariest place to be attacked by a shark.

07/28/2014

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Thousands Of Fish Killed By Red Tide Off Florida Coast

Florida wildlife officials say a large offshore fish kill in the northeast Gulf of Mexico is being caused by a red tide.

07/27/2014

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Pilot In Southwest Florida Small Plane Crash Identified

Authorities have identified the pilot of a small plane that crashed into the waters off a southwest Florida island.

07/20/2014

(Photo Credit: Turtle Hospital) Sara, an endangered loggerhead sea turtle, recovering at the Turtle Hospital in Marathon after being speared in the head.

Critical Habitat Designated For Loggerhead Turtles

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has designated some parts of Florida as a critical habitat for the highly threatened loggerhead sea turtle.

07/09/2014

(Source: NOAA)

NOAA Predicts Near-Normal To Less Active Hurricane Season

The 2014 Hurricane season is looking to be less active in the Atlantic , according to a new report.

05/22/2014

File image of a Nurse Shark (CBS4)

Researchers Study Sharks’ Sense Of Smell, Vision

If a shark’s nose was plugged, would it still be able to hunt? Some scientists say yes.

04/02/2014

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