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9-Oct-2023 10:30 AM EDT
New Study Finds That the Gulf Stream is Warming and Shifting Closer to Shore
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

The Gulf Stream is intrinsic to the global climate system, bringing warm waters from the Caribbean up the East Coast of the United States. As it flows along the coast and then across the Atlantic Ocean, this powerful ocean current influences weather patterns and storms, and it carries heat from the tropics to higher latitudes as part of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. A new study published today in Nature Climate Change now documents that over the past 20 years, the Gulf Stream has warmed faster than the global ocean as a whole and has shifted towards the coast. The study, led by Robert Todd, a physical oceanographer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), relies on over 25,000 temperature and salinity profiles collected between 2001 and 2023.

Released: 24-Mar-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Public-private partnership makes positive impact on coastal ecosystems and economies
Gulf of Mexico Alliance

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance is pleased to announce 15 new and expanding projects as part of its ongoing Gulf Star Program.. This public-private partnership makes a positive impact on coastal ecosystems and economies.

Newswise: Overlooked channels influence water flow and flooding along Gulf Coast
Released: 28-Feb-2022 2:55 PM EST
Overlooked channels influence water flow and flooding along Gulf Coast
University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

An unnoticed network of channels is cutting across the coastal plain landscape along the Gulf Coast and influencing how water flows, according to research from The University of Texas at Austin that could help predict flooding from major storms in the future.

Newswise: The Underwater Glider that Could — and Did
Released: 24-Feb-2022 4:25 PM EST
The Underwater Glider that Could — and Did
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System-Regional Association (GCOOS-RA)

For the first time, a glider deployed in the Gulf of Mexico traveled south into the Gulf Stream, around the tip of Florida, through the Florida Straits and north to South Carolina — a trip of some 2,387 miles (3,842 km). The trip was a test to see whether the glider could navigate around Florida and up the East Coast successfully while gaining information about multiple marine systems — all during a single mission.

Released: 6-Oct-2021 11:45 AM EDT
National Academies selects Tulane for new undergraduate Gulf Scholars Program
Tulane University

The National Academies’ Gulf Research Program (GRP) has selected Tulane University to join the newly launched Gulf Scholars Program (GSP), a five-year, $12.7 million pilot program that prepares graduates to address the most pressing environmental, health, energy and infrastructure challenges in the Gulf of Mexico region.

Released: 25-Aug-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System Announces New Executive Director
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System-Regional Association (GCOOS-RA)

The Board of Directors of the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) has announced the organization’s new executive director. Dr. Jorge Brenner will succeed Dr. Barbara Kirkpatrick, who announced her retirement in February.

Released: 28-Jun-2021 3:15 PM EDT
FSU Researchers Find Most Nitrogen in Gulf of Mexico Comes From Coastal Waters
Florida State University

Almost all of the nitrogen that fertilizes life in the open ocean of the Gulf of Mexico is carried into the gulf from shallower coastal areas, researchers from Florida State University found.

Released: 15-Jul-2020 5:50 PM EDT
Study First to Show Tiger Sharks’ Travels and Desired Hangouts in the Gulf of Mexico
Florida Atlantic University

Using sophisticated satellite telemetry, a study is the first to provide unique insights into how tiger sharks move and use habitats in the Gulf of Mexico across life-stages. Data provide an important baseline for comparison against, and/or predicting their vulnerability to future environmental change such as climate variability or oil spills.

9-Jul-2020 9:55 AM EDT
Movements of Tiger Sharks at Varying Life Stages Tracked in Gulf of Mexico

A tracking study of 56 sharks provides a first look at how their patterns of movement across the Gulf of Mexico vary according to their sex, their life stage, and the season.

Released: 15-Jul-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Gulf of Mexico Alliance Kicks Off Virtual Tools Café in August
Gulf of Mexico Alliance

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance Tool Time with Dave starts August 4th. Sponsored by Esri, the virtual series features 8 interactive webinars on 24 of the latest resources for Gulf of Mexico.

Released: 9-Jul-2020 1:45 PM EDT
A New Look at Deep-Sea Microbes
University of Delaware

Microbes found deeper in the ocean are believed to have slow population turnover rates and low amounts of available energy. But microbial communities found deeper in seafloor sediments and around hydrocarbon seepage sites have now been found to have more energy available and a higher population turnover. Deeper sediments in the seepages are most likely heavily impacted by the material coming up from the bottom, which means that the seep could be supporting a larger amount of biomass than previously thought.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Homeowner Handbooks Help Prepare for Natural Disasters
Gulf of Mexico Alliance

The Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Disasters is a critical resource for anyone wanting to reduce the risks to their family and property from natural hazards. The handbook covers essential information on emergency preparedness, evacuation planning, flood/wind insurance, and steps to protect life and property.

Released: 6-May-2020 11:40 AM EDT
FSU researchers study Gulf of Mexico in international collaboration
Florida State University

Florida State University and partner universities investigated current baseline conditions in the southern Gulf of Mexico to create a series of maps and guides that detail the distribution of carbon, nitrogen and the carbon-14 isotope.

Released: 16-Dec-2019 5:00 PM EST
Crist Introduces Regional Ocean Partnership Bill, Addresses Gulf of Mexico and Coastal Concerns
Gulf of Mexico Alliance

U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL), along with Representatives Steven Palazzo (R-MS), Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), and Chris Smith (R-NJ), introduced the Regional Ocean Partnership Act (H.R. 5390). The bill would authorize Regional Ocean Partnerships as partners with the federal government to address ocean and coastal concerns. It will provide with more consistent funding to help perform the critical mission of supporting ocean and coastal health, sustainability, and resiliency.

Released: 14-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT
The makeup of mariculture: FSU researchers examine global trends in seafood farming
Florida State University

When Florida families settle down to enjoy a seafood dinner they may not realize the main dish wasn’t freshly caught in the nearby Gulf of Mexico, but rather farmed off the coast of Panama. The process of farming seafood in the ocean, known as mariculture, is a growing trend yet little is known about the trajectories of its development.

Released: 7-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT
International Team Studies Effects of Oxygen Loss on Fish
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

An international team of scientists is launching a study into the effects of marine hypoxia – oxygen loss that is linked to climate change – on fish species and their food webs in three locations around the world. The team will study fish from Lake Erie, the Baltic Sea and a Gulf of Mexico estuary to assess how exposure to hypoxia affects fish and their habitat. The scientists will also investigate the economic impact of the changes, which is sometimes difficult to pinpoint.

Released: 2-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
NSU Researchers Receive More Than $4 Million in NOAA Grants for Ocean Research
Nova Southeastern University

Talk about a windfall! Researchers at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography have received more than $4 million in grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA.)

Released: 30-Sep-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Gulf of Mexico Alliance Wins Gulf Guardian Award
Gulf of Mexico Alliance

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance received two 2019 Gulf Guardian Awards at a ceremony hosted by the EPA Gulf of Mexico Division in Gulfport, MS. The programs that were recognized are the regional Gulf Star public-private partnership, and Gulf Tree, an interactive decision-support tree to help users find climate tools.