Gulf Of Mexico
Tropical depression nine (TD #9) formed in the southwest Gulf of Mexico Tuesday evening as thunderstorms near the well defined low pressure center became better organized.
The white sands of Marco Island’s beaches are a little pungent these days thanks to a cold front from the Gulf of Mexico which caused thousands of smelly sea squirts to wash ashore.
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.
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.
Tropical Depression Five formed Monday afternoon in the eastern Bay of Campeche and may form into the next named tropical system.
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.
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.
Florida wildlife officials say a large offshore fish kill in the northeast Gulf of Mexico is being caused by a red tide.
Authorities have identified the pilot of a small plane that crashed into the waters off a southwest Florida island.
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.