The Ocean Conservancy says a $3 million, five-year project to expand data collection on red snapper and other reef fish stocks in the Gulf of Mexico could be a key milestone in recovery from the 2010 BP oil spill.
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‘Coastal Marine Life Center’ gains new name, begins organization – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Local NewsThursday, November 21st, 2013
Gulf Shores, Ala – The vision of a public marine life center for Alabama’s Gulf Coast now has a new name. With the launch of its official Facebook page last week, the organization announced the designation of the future facility as the Coastal Marine Life Center.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WALA) – Red flags flew across south Baldwin beaches Saturday, November 16, but that won’t stop surfers.
For surfers like Cole Duncan, seeing a red flag is like getting an early Christmas gift.
via Red flags are early christmas gifts for surfers | Fox10tv.com.
MOBILE, Alabama — Five people were rescued from a fishing vessel Friday after their boat started to take on water 120 miles south of Mobile in the Gulf of Mexico.
The four crewmembers and an observer from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration who were onboard vessel called Longshot first noticed the water pouring in to the lazarette, an area on most vessels reserved for storage.
Doctor Cova Arias is a professor of aquatic microbiology at Auburn University and an expert on the often-deadly and sometimes flesh-eating bacteria vibrio vulnificus. Arias’ research at Auburn and through the school’s lab at Dauphin Island has focused on vibrio’s impact on the oyster industry which was brought to a standstill three years ago by the BP oil spill.
In 2010, when the spill washed ashore huge quantities of oil, out of curiosity, Arias set out to discover if vibrio were present in tar balls. She was highly surprised by what she found as she studied tar on the Alabama and Mississippi coasts.
MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard rescued three people and one dog from a vessel taking on water 50 miles offshore Dauphin Island in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, according to Coast Guard officials.
Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a radio call on VHF-FM channel 16 from the sailing vessel Second Chance, reporting that they were taking on water.
November 1, 2013, Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – When my daughter asked where I’d been as I walked in the door late the other night, I responded, “Lionfish workshop.”
“That’s the fish that’s poisonous, right?” she asked.
“Nope, the lionfish is venomous, not poisonous,” I said.
Judging from the puzzled look on her face, I needed to explain that lionfish have venomous spines but the fish’s flesh is perfectly edible, in fact, delicious and not poisonous.
The invasive, gluttonous and threatening Indo Pacific fish was the topic of lively discussion at a two-hour long workshop from Kenning at the Escambia County Central Office Complex Monday night. REEF, a Key Largo marine conservation non-profit organization, and the Escambia County Marine Resource Division hosted the event to teach divers to remove lionfish with nets or pole spears.
October 21, 2013, Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — Congratulations to Desmond Tolen of Staybridge Suites in Gulf Shores, our October recipient of the Chamber’s Island Spirit Award.
Desmond was nominated for his dedication to the quality of service to guests of the hotel and for the professional manner in which he represents our community to visitors from throughout the country.
This morning at 5:52 Gulf Shores Police responded to a vehicle accident on Fort Morgan Road. It was a single car accident with one occupant.
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WALA) – The day after the end of an added fall red snapper season, things are quiet at Orange Beach’s Zeke’s Landing.
Charter captains said one weekend after Tropical Storm Karen led to 57 canceled trips, they had a nice bounce-back, but it still wasn't enough for many.
Sunday UPDATE: Karen continues to deteriorate, drifting along Gulf Coast – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Gulf Coast Visitor GuideSunday, October 6th, 2013
MIAMI, FL – Tropical Depression Karen is expected to become a remnant low pressure system today as it continues to break apart just south of the Gulf Coast.
The depression is drifting toward the northeast near 2 mph and a turn toward the east-northeast with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next day or so.
Karen, who was downgraded to a tropical depression late Saturday, is drifting toward the northeast and expected to weaken even further Sunday.
According to the 4 a.m. CT advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Karen was about 165 miles west-southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi river.
Saturday UPDATE: Karen continues to weaken as it heads toward Gulf Coast – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: NewsSaturday, October 5th, 2013
MIAMI, FL – Tropical Storm Karen continues to weaken as sustained winds have dropped to 40 mph and her forward increased slightly to 10 mph, up from 7 mph over night.
A decrease in forward speed is expected today followed by a turn toward the northeast tonight and an increase in forward speed on Sunday.
ORANGE BEACH — Charter boat captains were optimistic about a supplemental two week red snapper season that runs through October 14th. But now tropical storm Karen could do significant damage to that season just as it begins. This weekend should have meant big business for charter boats like the ones here at Zeke’s landing in orange beach. Captains taking out their clients to get their fill of red snapper.
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BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) – Anglers from across the Gulf Coast are hitting federal waters as the recently approved Fall red snapper season kicks into high gear.
The 14-day season was approved by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council after 2013’s regular season became the shortest ever due to federal regulations.
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – With the Federal government shut down what does that mean for the National Weather Service as we track a tropical system in the Caribbean?
It may be October, but the tropical season in not over. All eyes are on a disturbance in the Caribbean that could impact our area by the weekend.
Reprieve for Red Snapper season: two week “fall” session kicks off in Gulf Tuesday – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Gulf Coast Visitor GuideTuesday, October 1st, 2013
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, Ala. – Alabama coastal and offshore Gulf waters are back in play for red snapper beginning tomorrow. Despite the shortened, 28-day summer red snapper season in June, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council granted Gulf states a “fall” season extending from October 1 through 14.
At the September state Commission meeting, the Florida Wildlife Commission approved a supplemental October 1-21, 2013, recreational red snapper season in the Gulf waters of that state.
CODEN, Ala.(WPMI) Oysterman Phillip Seaman remembered the good times when there were oysters aplenty in Alabama waters.
“We had the best producing reef on the [Gulf] Coast right here,” Seaman said.
But now, it seems like a distant memory.
Red Snapper harvesting season is approaching!
The Recreational Harvest season will open on October 1st in the state and federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico.