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An Atlantic Ocean basin extending into southern North America

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Gulf of Mexico: An Atlantic Ocean basin extending into southern North America
The Gulf of Mexico is an ocean basin and a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean, largely surrounded by the North American continent. It is bounded on the northeast, north and northwest by the Gulf Coast of the United States, on the southwest and south by the Mexican states of Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan, and Quintana Roo, and on the southeast by Cuba. The US states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida border the Gulf on the north, which are often referred to as the "Third Coast", in comparison with the U.S. Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

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Tracking the Tropics | August 7 evening update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | August 7 evening update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | August 7, morning update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | August 7, morning update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | August 6 evening update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | August 6 evening update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | August 6, morning update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | August 6, morning update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | August 5 evening update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | August 5 evening update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | August 5, morning update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | August 5, morning update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

Credit: ABC Action News     Duration: 01:09Published
Tracking the Tropics | August 4 Evening Update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | August 4 Evening Update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

Credit: ABC Action News     Duration: 01:01Published
Tracking the Tropics | August 4, morning update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | August 4, morning update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

Credit: ABC Action News     Duration: 01:36Published
Tracking the Tropics | Aug. 3 9 p.m. update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | Aug. 3 9 p.m. update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

Credit: ABC Action News     Duration: 01:08Published
Tracking the Tropics | August 3 Evening Update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | August 3 Evening Update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

Credit: ABC Action News     Duration: 01:16Published
Tracking the Tropics | August 3, morning update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | August 3, morning update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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NASA astronauts speak after historic SpaceX return [Video]

NASA astronauts speak after historic SpaceX return

U.S. astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who flew to the International Space Station in SpaceX's new Crew Dragon, splashed down in the capsule in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday (August 2) after a..

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NASA astronauts splash down in SpaceX capsule [Video]

NASA astronauts splash down in SpaceX capsule

U.S. astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who flew to the International Space Station in SpaceX's new Crew Dragon, splashed down in the capsule in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday after a two-month..

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Tracking the Tropics | Aug. 2 8 p.m. update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | Aug. 2 8 p.m. update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

Credit: ABC Action News     Duration: 01:08Published

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