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  The Nature Conservancy in the Gulf of Mexico - Gulf of Mexico Initiative: Gulf of Mexico Environment - Gulf of Mexico ...
The Gulf of Mexico is a large oceanic basin that borders five U.S. states — Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida — to the north, and Mexico’s eastern shoreline and the Yucatán Peninsula to the south.
Because of its considerable size and diversity of habitat types, the Gulf of Mexico is home to a highly diverse and valuable array of natural resources, including nesting waterfowl, colonial waterbird rookeries, sea turtles, and fisheries all supported by the abundant bays, estuaries, tidal flats and barrier islands of the Gulf of Mexico.
The drainage basin for the northern Gulf of Mexico extends from the Appalachians to the Rockies.
www.nature.org /wherewework/northamerica/gulfofmexico   (371 words)

  
  Gulf of Mexico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The gulf's eastern, north, and northwestern shores lie within the United States of America (specifically, the states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas); its southwestern and southern shores lie within Mexico (specifically, the states of Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán, and Quintana Roo); on the southeast it is bordered by Cuba.
The present-day culture of the coastal region is primarily Spanish-American (Mexico, Cuba) and Anglo-American (U.S.).
It is hypothesized that this impact was the asteroid that caused the extinction of the non-avian dinosaurs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gulf_of_Mexico   (918 words)

  
 GulfBase - General Facts about the Gulf of Mexico
The Gulf is bordered by the United States to the north (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas), five Mexican states to the west (Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan), and the island of Cuba to the southeast.
The Gulf of Mexico basin is a relatively simple, roughly circular structural basin approximately 1,500 km in diameter, filled in its deeper part with 10 to 15 km of sedimentary rocks that range in age from Late Triassic to Holocene (approximately 230 m.y.
Turner, R.E. Inputs and outputs of the Gulf of Mexico.
www.gulfbase.org /facts.php   (0 words)

  
 Gulf of Mexico Foundation: Gulf Facts
Gulf coast ports are served by the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, which extends 1,200 miles from Brownsville to Carrabelle, Florida.
The Gulf was unnamed until the early 1540s and was considered part of the Atlantic Ocean.
Gulf coast states (Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas) make up four of the top five states responsible for the greatest surface water discharge of toxic chemicals.
www.gulfmex.org /facts.htm   (0 words)

  
 Gulf of Mexico Summary
The gulf's eastern, north, and northwestern shores lie within the United States of America (specifically, the states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas); its southwestern and southern shores lie within Mexico (specifically, the states of Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán, and Quintana Roo); on the southeast it is bordered by Cuba.
The total area of the Gulf of Mexico is approximately 615,000 mi² (1.6 million km²), the southern third of which lies within the tropics, and plunges to a depth of 2,080 fathoms (3804 m).
It is hypothesized that this impact was the asteroid that caused the extinction of the non-avian dinosaurs.
www.bookrags.com /Gulf_of_Mexico   (1489 words)

  
 GOMF Facts
The Gulf of Mexico is a small oceanic basin surrounded by continental land masses.
The cone is bordered by the DeSoto Canyon to the east and the Mississippi Trough to the west.
In Mexico, the Mexican petroleum industry (PEMEX) estimated that 2,540 million barrels of oil and 433 million barrels natural gas per day were produced from Gulf of Mexico offshore operations in 2001.
www.hri.tamucc.edu /facts.html   (1540 words)

  
 Ecosystem Description - Hypoxia in the Gulf Of Mexico
Stratification in the northern Gulf of Mexico is most influenced by salinity differences year-round, but is accentuated in the summer due to solar warming of surface waters and calming winds.
The severity and duration of oxygen depletion in the northern Gulf of Mexico depend, at least partially, on the amplitude and phasing of discharge from the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers (Justic et al., 1993; Rabalais et al., 1996, 1998, 1999).
The northern Gulf of Mexico adjacent to the discharge of the Mississippi River system is an example of a coastal ocean that has undergone eutrophication as a result of increasing nutrients and that has worsened century-long and accelerating recent decadal hypoxic conditions.
www.csc.noaa.gov /products/gulfmex/html/rabalais.htm   (3029 words)

  
 Protecting the Gulf of Mexico: Leadership or Crisis?
From the Calusa of Florida's southwestern coast to the empire of the Aztecs, the depth and complexity of the native civilizations was largely unappreciated by the Europeans.
The Gulf region has flown under many flags and that diverse political and cultural heritage is still evident in the architecture, linguistics, and political structure of the area.
From its inception, the Gulf Program was envisioned as a multi-agency partnership endeavor based on the simple premise that no single agency or institution had the technical skills, financial resources, or legislative authority needed to address the environmental or natural resource problems confronting an ecological system the size of the Gulf.
www.beachbrowser.com /Archives/Environment/August-99/Protecting-the-Gulf-of-Mexico-Leadership-or-Crisis.htm   (2440 words)

  
 Gulf of Mexico
The Gulf of Mexico simulation has a horizontal resolution of approximately 5 km with 60 vertical layers (using a hybrid z-coordinate in the deep ocean and a terrain-following, or sigma, coordinate in the top 100 m).
The Gulf of Mexico simulation is forced by winds, heat flux, evaporation and precipitation, fresh water inflow from 30 rivers, and flow through the open boundary in the Caribbean Sea.
Morey, S.L., J. Zavala-Hidalgo, and J.J. O'Brien, Impacts of vertical resolution on a numerical model of the Gulf of Mexico, Oceans 2003 Extended Abstract, 2003.
www.coaps.fsu.edu /groups/oceanography/gom.php   (1361 words)

  
 NOAA Ocean Explorer: Gulf of Mexico Expedition
The slopes of the Gulf of Mexico are unlike those found in the adjacent Atlantic.
Across the northern Gulf and in the southwest corner, thick sediments are being sculpted by deep salt layers.
While the Gulf of Mexico is geologically passive, the region to the south is still very active.
oceanexplorer.noaa.gov /explorations/02mexico/background/geology/geology.html   (567 words)

  
 Gulf of Mexico Fish- fishing charters and guides in the Gulf of Mexico
The Gulf of Mexico is a major body of water bordered and nearly landlocked by North America.
The gulf is bordered on the southwestern and southern shores with Mexico.
Anna Maria is the northernmost of a string of barrier islands that extend in a southerly direction to the Florida Keys.The Island itself is surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico to the west, Tampa Bay to the north and Sarasota Bay and Anna Maria Bay on its eastern shores.
gulfofmexicofish.com   (1508 words)

  
 GULF STURGEON, Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service   (Site not responding. Last check: )
RANGE AND POPULATION LEVEL: The Gulf sturgeon is restricted to the Gulf of Mexico and its drainages, primarily from the Mississippi River to the Suwannee River, in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.
Establishment of parameters critical for the culture and commercialization of Gulf of Mexico sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrhynchus desotoi.
A larval Gulf of Mexico sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrhynchus desotoi) from the Apalachicola River, Florida.
www.fws.gov /endangered/i/e/sae2w.html   (1236 words)

  
 NOAA's National Ocean Service: Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico
The goals of the hypoxia science assessment are to document the state of knowledge of the extent, characteristics, causes, and effects (both ecological and economic) of hypoxia in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
The Integrated Assessment examines the distribution, dynamics and causes of hypoxia in the northern Gulf of Mexico; its ecological and economic consequences; the sources and loads of nutrients transported by the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico; effects of reducing nutrient loads; and the social and economic benefits of such methods.
The Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force, at an October 11 meeting, reached agreement on an Action Plan, based on the Integrated Assessment, to reduce the extent of hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico.
www.nos.noaa.gov /products/pubs_hypox.html   (2875 words)

  
 Gulf of Mexico LME
The Mississippi-Atchafalaya River Basin and Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone is the largest zone of anthropogenic coastal hypoxia in the western hemisphere.
The Gulf of Mexico LME is a major asset to the three surrounding countries, in terms of fisheries, tourism, agriculture, oil, infrastructure, trade and shipping (see Cato and Adams, 1999).
A Stress-Response Assessment of the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico
na.nefsc.noaa.gov /lme/text/lme5.htm   (2819 words)

  
 Gulf of Mexico
It is bordered by the southeast coast of the United States from Florida to Texas, and the east coast of Mexico from Tamaulipas to Yucatán.
On Cuba's northern side the Gulf is connected with the Atlantic Ocean by the Straits of Florida; on Cuba's southern side it is connected with the Caribbean Sea by the Yucatán Channel.
The chief ports are at Tampa and Pensacola, Fla.; Mobile, Ala.; New Orleans; Galveston and Corpus Christi, Tex.; Tampico and Veracruz, Mexico; and Havana, Cuba.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0832962.html   (403 words)

  
 Welcome to the Gulf of Mexico Marine Debris Project — Gulf of Mexico Project
Welcome to the Gulf of Mexico Marine Debris Project — Gulf of Mexico Project
Welcome to the Gulf of Mexico Marine Debris Project
Click here for a few examples of Hazard Notifications in the Gulf of Mexico area.
gulfofmexico.marinedebris.noaa.gov   (367 words)

  
 Gulf of Mexico Cruises
The Gulf of Mexico is an extension of the Atlantic Ocean, bordered on the north by the United States, on the east by Cuba, and on the south and west by Mexico.
The gulf is connected with the Atlantic by the narrow Straits of Florida and with the Caribbean Sea through the Yucatán Channel.
Mexico cruises are now one of the best value vacation options available when you visit Mexico.
www.mexico-cruise-vacations.com /mexico-destinations/mexico_gulf.htm   (0 words)

  
 The Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone
The Gulf of Mexico dead zone is an area of hypoxic (link to USGS definition) (less than 2 ppm dissolved oxygen) waters at the mouth of the Mississippi River.
The zone occurs between the inner and mid-continental shelf in the northern Gulf of Mexico, beginning at the Mississippi River delta and extending westward to the upper Texas coast.
The Gulf supplies 72% of U.S. harvested shrimp, 66% of harvested oysters, and 16% of commercial fish (Potash and Phosphate Institutes of the U.S. and Canada, 1999).
serc.carleton.edu /microbelife/topics/deadzone/index.html   (797 words)

  
 Gulf of Mexico Coast
The gulf is connected with the Atlantic by the narrow Straits of Florida and with the Caribbean Sea through the Yucatán Channel.
Major US Cities along the Gulf Coast include the Texas cities of; Brownsville, South Padre Island, Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, Galveston, Houston and Port Arthur, the Louisiana Cities of; Lake Charles, Lafayette, New Iberia, Franklin, Morgan City, Houma, Kenner, Metairie, New Orleans and Chalmette and to the extreme right edge, the Mississippi city of Gulfport.
Hotels and Lodges in Mexico are available here, Tamaulipas, Tampico, Veracruz, Coatzacoalcos, Campeche, Merida, Cancun, Cozumel, Chetumal and the Pacific Coastal Cities of; Tapachula, Chiapas, Acapulco, Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Los Mochis and La Paz.
www.ovayonda.com /photogallery/tx_gulf_coast.htm   (306 words)

  
 Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia
The Gulf of Mexico "Dead Zone", or hypoxic zone, is an expanse of oxygen-depleted waters that cannot sustain most marine life.
This hypoxic zone is caused by excessive amounts of nitrogen pollution delivered to the Gulf by the Mississippi River.
The vast size of the Dead Zone and the severity of its impact are largely a consequence of human activity — such as river course and landscape alterations, industry, municipal waste treatment and agriculture — throughout the Mississippi River Basin.
www.ncat.org /nutrients/hypoxia/hypoxia.html   (0 words)

  
 Handbook of Texas Online:
The Gulf of Mexico, under ordinary conditions, has tides of two feet or less, but on the wide and shallow shelf such a variation is quite noticeable.
The Gulf itself remained nameless until the early 1540s, being considered a part of the Atlantic Ocean or "North Sea." The Spanish name most often applied to it was Seno Mexicano (seno="gulf" or "bay"), although it was occasionally referred to in maps and documents as Golfo de Nueva España, Golfo de México, or a variant.
The Gulf of Mexico today is a far cry from the pristine sea discovered by Spanish navigators almost half a millennium ago.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/GG/rrg7.html   (3630 words)

  
 Gulf of Mexico GLORIA geology interpretation
The U.S. in the Gulf of Mexico can be divided into three major sedimentary provinces: a salt deformation province in the western section, the Mississippi Canyon and Fan system in the central section, and a carbonate province in the eastern section, which is separated from the terrigenous Mississippi Fan by the Florida Escarpment.
In the western Gulf the Sigsbee Escarpment marks the seaward edge of the salt deformation province.
The continental shelf in the Gulf of Mexico prograded seaward during the Tertiary as a series of depocenters migrated eastward from the Rio Grand River area of Texas to the presently active Mississippi River area in the north-central Gulf.
kai.er.usgs.gov /gloria/gomex/geology.html   (783 words)

  
 P1939 Gulf of Mexico Program - Citizens' Pollution Prevention Handbook
The Gulf of Mexico Program Citizens' Pollution Prevention Handbook is a quick and easy-to-read reference guide to help you learn ways in which you can make a difference in protecting the environment of the Gulf.
The Gulf of Mexico and its coastal areas are rich fishing grounds.
The Gulf of Mexico is home to many rare and endangered species of wildlife, including five species of sea turtles, the West Indian manatee, sperm whales, whooping cranes, bottlenosed dolphins, and the American bald eagle.
msucares.com /pubs/publications/p1939.htm   (7356 words)

  
 Gulf of Mexico Alliance
The Gulf of Mexico is the ninth largest water body in the world, accounting for half the wetlands in the United States and teeming with sea life, ranging from killer whales to unexplored deepwater corals living thousands of feet below the surface.
Recognizing the Gulf of Mexico’s significance beyond Florida’s waters, Florida Governor Jeb Bush, in the spring of 2004, extended a call to action to the Gulf Governors to renew their commitment to the nation’s oceans, by creating and leading a regional effort to protect the Gulf of Mexico.
The five U.S. Gulf States are working through the Gulf of Mexico States Accord to facilitate involvement of the six Mexican states in the Alliance.
www.dep.state.fl.us /gulf/default.htm   (0 words)

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