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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 Mexico, and on the southeast by Cuba. The U.S. 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.


Italian ship attacked by pirates in Mexico, two crew hurt

Pirates attacked an Italy-flagged offshore supply vessel in the southern Gulf of Mexico, injuring two crew members, the Mexican Navy said on Tuesday, in the latest outbreak of robbery and piracy to hit..
Reuters - Published

‘Not an Easy Decision’: Rescue Mission Ends With an Airman Still Missing

As fellow service members searched for an airman who fell from a plane into the Gulf of Mexico, they confronted the wrenching decision to switch their aim from rescue to recovery.
NYTimes.com - Published

Videos for Gulf of Mexico

BP profits slump on weaker oil prices [Video]BP profits slump on weaker oil prices

BP profits sank in the third quarter due to weaker oil prices, with the company also taking a big one-off charge related to asset sales. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Chilly down to the Gulf of Mexico: What you should know about the arctic blast

A record-breaking cold front is expected to sweep across the U.S. from Sunday into Tuesday. Here's a map of the arctic blast.
USATODAY.com - Published

Air Force member goes missing during training jump over Gulf

Air Force says airman "exited a C-130 aircraft" over Gulf of Mexico about 4 miles south of Florida Panhandle
CBS News - Published

Tropical Storm Olga forms in Gulf of Mexico

The National Hurricane Center said Olga's core is expected to move over the northern Gulf Coast late Friday night or early Saturday
CBS News - Published

U.S. Coast Guard hunts man who went overboard from cruise ship

The U.S. Coast Guard was searching early on Friday for a 26-year-old man who went overboard from a Carnival Cruise ship about 47 miles (76 km) out in the Gulf of Mexico, near the port of Galveston in..
Reuters - Published

Decades-Old Government Loophole Gives Oil Companies an $18 Billion Windfall

A 1990s effort to encourage drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has cost the government $18 billion in lost revenue from oil royalties, according to a new report. 
NYTimes.com - Published

New Orleans to Use Explosives to Topple Cranes on Hard Rock Hotel

With a storm moving through the Gulf of Mexico, the authorities were hurrying to bring down the cranes at the site of a building collapse that killed three people.
NYTimes.com - Published

Tropical Storm Nestor expected to form on way to Florida Panhandle

A weather disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico was expected to strengthen into Tropical Storm Nestor before making landfall over the Florida Panhandle Friday night into Saturday, bringing storm..
USATODAY.com - Published

'Dangerous' surge possible: Tropical storm warnings issued for Gulf Coast as system gains strength

Tropical storm warnings have been issued for the Gulf Coast as a system that could become Tropical Storm Nestor strengthens in the Gulf of Mexico.  
USATODAY.com - Published

TC Energy shuts oil line as flooding disrupts U.S. Gulf terminals: traders

TC Energy Corp's Marketlink oil pipeline from Cushing, Oklahoma, to Nederland, Texas, was shut as flooding disrupted operations at U.S. Gulf Coast terminals, traders familiar with the matter said on..
Reuters - Published

Britain's move to join U.S. Gulf mission frustrates European plans

Britain's decision to join a U.S.-led naval mission in the Gulf has delayed European efforts to set up a maritime force to ensure safe shipping in the Strait of Hormuz separate from American patrols,..
Reuters - Published

House approves bill to bar oil drilling off U.S. coasts

Lawmakers said the bills would protect U.S. coasts from drilling that can pollute crucial waters — and lead to disasters such as the 2010 BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico
CBS News - Published

Bottle containing man's ashes continues journey across Gulf of Mexico

A beachgoer found the bottle with Brian Mullins' ashes and handwritten notes near Miramar Beach in Florida and handed it over to authorities last week
CBS News - Published

BHP halts plan to evacuate Gulf of Mexico oil platforms as storm-threat lessens

BHP on Saturday canceled a plan to evacuate some workers from two Gulf of Mexico oil platforms as Hurricane Dorian's latest track lessened the threat to its oil production facilities.
Reuters - Published

BP evacuates non-essential staff from four Gulf of Mexico oil platforms

BP on Friday evacuated non-essential staff from its four operated offshore oil production platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, joining several other firms taking similar steps.
Reuters - Published

Chevron, BHP evacuate workers from Gulf of Mexico due to hurricane

Chevron Corp and BHP Group said on Friday they are evacuating non-essential workers from four oil production platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico due to the threat from Hurricane Dorian.
Reuters - Published

FM says Norway deliberating response to U.S.' Gulf naval mission plan

Norway's foreign minister said on Thursday it was deliberating how to respond to a U.S proposal on forming an international mission to safeguard shipping in the Gulf.
Reuters - Published

Louisiana island may soon be lost to rising waters

Rising sea levels and the intrusion of salt water from the Gulf of Mexico have destroyed much of the island's natural protective barrier
CBS News - Published

U.S. and UK presence in Gulf brings insecurity: Iran Revolutionary Guards navy chief

The presence of America and Britain in the Gulf region brings insecurity, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards navy, Alireza Tangsiri, was reported as saying by the ILNA news agency.
Reuters - Published

UK joins United States for maritime security mission in Gulf

Britain on Monday joined the United States in a maritime security mission in the Gulf to protect merchant vessels traveling through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran seized a British-flagged vessel.
Reuters - Published

Iran seizes Iraqi oil tanker smuggling fuel in Gulf: TV

Iranian Revolutionary Guards seized an Iraqi oil tanker in the Gulf which they said was smuggling fuel and detained seven crewmen, Iran's state media reported on Sunday, in a show of power amid..
Reuters - Published

U.S. 'very confident' it can build maritime initiative in Gulf: Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that he was "very confident" the United States would be able to build a maritime coalition in the Gulf, despite a lukewarm response from European and..
Reuters - Published

Britain tells Iran: there will be no tanker swap

Britain on Thursday ruled out exchanging an Iranian tanker detained by Gibraltar for a British-flagged tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf.
Reuters - Published

Nature up close: Cancun reefs and Sargassum

Changes in the Gulf of Mexico are an indication of how human activities in one area can negatively affect organisms thousands of miles away
CBS News - Published

Mysterious underwater disease ravages Gulf Coast's coral

A devastating and mysterious underwater disease is sweeping down on the coast of Florida and infecting the regions' coral. Scientists do not yet know what the disease is, but it has already infected..
CBS News - Published

U.S. sees European maritime security effort in Gulf as 'complementary'

The United States believes a proposed European initiative to bolster maritime security in the Gulf would complement ongoing U.S. efforts there instead of being a "stand-alone" operation, the top U.S...
Reuters - Published

Baby sea turtles march into Gulf of Mexico

Sea turtle hatchlings emerged from a nest on Vanderbilt Beach in Collier County, Florida. The baby turtles were heading to the Gulf of Mexico.
USATODAY.com - Published

Britain calls ship seizure 'hostile act' as Iran releases video of capture

Britain on Saturday denounced Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a "hostile act" and rejected Tehran's explanation that it seized the vessel because it had been involved in..
Reuters - Published

UK operator of seized Stena Impero says vessel in compliance with regulations

The British operator of an oil tanker seized by armed guards in the Gulf said the vessel, the Stena Impero, was in full compliance with all navigation and international regulations.
Reuters - Published

Iranian forces say they seized British-flagged oil tanker in Gulf

Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they had captured a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf after Britain seized an Iranian vessel this month, ratcheting up tension along a vital..
Reuters - Published

UK Chamber of Shipping calls for more security in the Gulf

Further protection must be provided for merchant vessels after a British flagged tanker was seized by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the Strait of Hormuz, the head of the UK Chamber of Shipping..
Reuters - Published

Trump says U.S. Navy 'destroyed' Iranian drone in Gulf

President Donald Trump said on Thursday that a U.S. Navy ship had "destroyed" an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the ship, in the latest incident to stir tensions in..
Reuters - Published

UK says rightly concerned about protecting goods in Strait of Hormuz

Britain is rightly concerned about protecting its goods in the Strait of Hormuz, defense minister Penny Mordaunt said on Thursday following tensions with Iran over the passage of vessels in the Gulf.
Reuters - Published

U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil, gas producers begin restarting after Barry

U.S. oil companies on Monday began restoring some of the more than nearly 74% production shut at U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of Hurricane Barry, the U.S. offshore drilling regulator said.
Reuters - Published

Storm Barry cuts 73% of U.S. offshore oil production: U.S. government

Tropical Storm Barry has cut 73%, or 1.38 million barrels per day (bpd), of crude oil production in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental..
Reuters - Published

Tropical Storm Barry shuts 70% of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil output

Nearly 70% or 1.3 million barrels per day (bpd), of crude oil production in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico has been cut because of Tropical Storm Barry, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Gulf of Mexico crude oil output cut by 59% due to storm: government

Almost 59 percent, or 1.1 million barrels per day (bpd), of crude oil production in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico has been cut because of Tropical Storm Barry, the U.S. Bureau of..
Reuters - Published

Storm Barry's threat to New Orleans heightened by climate change: scientists

Tropical Storm Barry, which is expected to flood New Orleans and threaten lives along the Mississippi River, is being fueled by warmth in the Gulf of Mexico that was likely exacerbated by climate..
Reuters - Published

Bahrain 'strongly condemns' what it calls Iranian attempt to intercept British tanker

Bahrain said on Friday it "strongly condemned" what it called an Iranian attempt to intercept a British tanker in the Gulf, according to a statement from its foreign ministry.
Reuters - Published

Storm Barry cuts half U.S. Gulf Coast oil output, flooding fears close coastal refinery

An intensifying tropical storm in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Thursday cut more than half the region's oil output, with energy companies evacuating staff from nearly 200 offshore facilities and a..
Reuters - Published

Tropical Storm forms in Gulf, evacuations underway

Clarence Brock has lived in Plaquemines Parish his entire life. He can’t remember how many times he’s evacuated but that doesn’t mean he plans to take a chance with Mother Nature. (July 11)  
USATODAY.com - Published

What's in a name? Here's how naming hurricanes works

A tropical storm formed Thursday morning in the Gulf of Mexico, and is expected to hit the Louisiana coast on Saturday. Its name is Barry.  
USATODAY.com - Published

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