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Stories with place: Gulf of Mexico
  • Sea turtle science & conservation conference in La 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:44 am
  • NEW ORLEANS - A weeklong international sea turtle conference is gearing up in New Orleans.

  • Lawmakers look to combat seafood fraud 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:29 am
  • MOUNT PLEASANT, South Carolina - When the weather warms and the South Carolina humidity hangs like a soggy blanket along the coast, you can often find an entrepreneur selling shrimp out of the back of a pickup truck by the road with a hand-scrawled sign promoting it as both fresh and local. There's a chance it's neither.

  • 4 years after spill, questions on long-term health 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:04 pm
  • CHALMETTE, Louisiana - When a BP oil well began gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, fisherman George Barisich used his boat to help clean up the millions of gallons that spewed in what would become the worst offshore spill in U.S. history.

  • The Gulf of Mexico oil spill at a glance 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:19 am
  • NEW ORLEANS - April 20 marks the fourth anniversary of an explosion on the BP-operated drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which killed 11 workers about 50 miles off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico and set off the nation's worst offshore oil disaster.

  • Shorter red snapper season ahead for Gulf Coast 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:23 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - Charter boat and recreational fishermen will have only 11 days beginning June 1 to reel in red snapper from federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico this year, down from 42 last year.

  • Community taking a dive for young cancer patient 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 7:52 pm
  • KANSAS CITY, Missouri - An effort to help the family of a 5-month-old Missouri boy with cancer has inspired thousands of people across the U.S. and even abroad to take a plunge into cold bodies of water.

  • Workshop focuses on Gulf dead zone 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 4:23 am
  • COCODRIE, Louisiana - The Coastal Waters Consortium and Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium will offer a workshop April 12 focusing on the oxygen-depleted area of the Gulf of Mexico known as the dead zone.

  • $144.5M in spill fines to be used for La. beach 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 6:00 pm
  • PORT FOURCHON, Louisiana - The foundation overseeing use of fines from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has approved $144.5 million to complete the restoration of a beach near Grand Isle.

  • Crews continue to remove oil from Texas shoreline 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 4:59 pm
  • CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Authorities say more than 119,000 pounds of oil-soaked sand and debris have been removed from island shorelines tainted by the spill nearly two weeks ago when two vessels collided in the Houston Ship Channel.

  • Sub Alvin in at oil spill 4th anniversary 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 8:13 am
  • GULFPORT, Mississippi - As the fourth anniversary of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill approaches, the Navy research sub called Alvin will be taking researchers down for a look at the ocean floor.

  • Coast Guard begins unannounced cruise inspections 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 6:20 pm
  • MIAMI - The Coast Guard has begun unannounced inspections of cruise ships at U.S. ports, targeting those with patterns of safety problems, officials told the National Transportation Safety Board at its first-ever forum on safety on board the vessels.

  • AP News in Brief at 10:58 p.m. EDT 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 11:05 pm
  • New French satellite data expand air search for possible Malaysian jet debris over large area

  • BP: 24 top bids for $41.6M in Gulf oil lease sale 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 7:56 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - High bids from Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC made up more than one-third of the $850.8 million total at Wednesday's federal oil lease sale for the central Gulf of Mexico. It also was the first sale since the government said BP PLC can again secure federal contracts; the company made $41.6 million in high bids.

  • Forecasters call for later spring storm season 
    Updated: Mar-17-14 11:59 am
  • JOPLIN, Missouri - Prolonged cold this winter has caused a cooling of water in the Gulf of Mexico and is likely to push back the start of the spring storm season in the Midwest, weather forecasters said, followed by a mild summer with ample rainfall.