Sea turtles continue to wash ashore dead or injured in the Gulf of Mexico. Today, Defenders and others moved to stop the strandings and protect these threatened and endangered species.
Posts Tagged: Gulf of Mexico
While thousands joined “Hands” in opposition to offshore drilling this weekend, another kind of gathering was taking place in the Sunshine State. On the agenda? Drilling off Florida’s coasts.
As a new oil slick emerges off the Gulf coast, a bill to protect some of California’s most important natural treasures moves one step closer to achieving permanent protection.
The bad news isn’t over for the Gulf. The preliminary findings of two new studies show that the nearly two million gallons of toxic dispersants applied to the more than 200 million gallons of oil that gushed from the Deepwater Horizon rig may have been more damaging to the ecosystem as a whole than the oil alone.
If you have to be out at sea doing research, the Gordon Gunter is the place to be! Read Defenders’ chief scientist Chris Haney’s last account from his recent trip to the Gulf of Mexico to survey seabirds, and see what life is like aboard the “Ship of the Year.”