Bizarre ‘Headless Chicken Monster’ Spotted Swimming In Deep Sea Off East Antarctica

A bizarre creature that scientists nicknamed “headless chicken monster” was seen swimming in the Southern Ocean off East Antarctica for the very first time. The creature was filmed using a camera technology developed by scientists in Australia, per the Independent. The creature is an unusual species of sea cucumber which is scientifically known as Enypniastes […]

Alabama Officials Issue Warning About Flesh-Eating Bacteria In The Water

There have now been three reported cases of Vibrio Vulnificus, or flesh-eating bacteria, found in the state of Alabama. Two out of three cases were contracted due to exposed wounds in area waters that contain the bacteria, the third was a case of consuming raw oysters in another state and is unrelated geographically. This has […]

‘Deepwater Horizon’ Trailer: BP Oil Spill Movie Reviews Are In

Deepwater Horizon, the movie about the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, is out and the reviews are in. Deepwater Horizon stars such actors as Mark Wahlberg, Jeffrey Skoll, and Jonathan King, and was directed by Peter Berg, the director of Lone Survivor. The film dramatizes the events of the Deepwater Horizon oil […]

Oil Well Bolts Failing On Undersea Structures In Gulf Of Mexico — Are Oil Spills, Rising Gas Prices Imminent?

Oil well bolts are failing on structures in the Gulf of Mexico and causing serious concern. Several flaws and snapped parts are being discovered and could end up leading to multiple oil spills if they can’t be fixed or replaced with working ones. This is one of the biggest problems with the world’s crumbling infrastructure, […]

Coast Guard Suspends Search For The Family Who Went Missing During Sailing Trip In Florida

The Coast Guard, on Saturday, called off its search for the family that went missing during a sailing trip in the Gulf of Mexico nearly a week ago. Ace Kimberly and his 17-year-old daughter, Rebecca, who also went by Becky, along with his two sons, 15-year-old Donny and 13-year-old Roger, set off to Fort Myers […]

Great White Shark Katharine Tracked Approaching Florida After Nearly 29,000-Mile Journey

Great White Shark Katharine tagged by tracking group OCEARCH in August 2013, pinged between Daytona Beach and Palm Coast, Florida, at 7:01 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Records indicate that the over 14-foot shark has traveled nearly 29,000 miles since being tagged. The great white shark’s transmitter “pinged” in offshore waters east of Norfolk-Virginia Beach […]

Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill: Almost 90,000 Gallons Leak From Shell Pipeline [Video]

Yet another oil spill is polluting the Gulf of Mexico; this time, coming from a leaking Royal Dutch Shell pipeline, reports the Huffington Post. This most recent Gulf of Mexico oil spill was reportedly spotted on May 12 by a Shell helicopter flying over the area and has resulted in the company shutting down all […]

Dog Overboard! Boaters Rescue Jack Russell Terrier Lost At Sea For Three Hours

Thank God Jagermeister was wearing his life jacket. The little Jack Russell Terrier spent a harrowing few hours lost at sea last weekend and was rescued by passing boaters lucky enough to spot his little nose poking out of the water, Fox 13 reported. According to Time, the dog and his family went on a […]

‘Unusual’ Newborn Bottlenose Dolphin Deaths Attributed To Largest Marine Oil Spill Event In History

Scientists have attributed the highly unusual newborn and fetal bottle-nose dolphin deaths to the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster which took place in April 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico. They concluded a long and exhaustive study, confirming that dolphins found stranded on beaches in the northern Gulf of Mexico between 2010 and 2013 were […]

Ocearch Tags New Sharks During Gulf Of Mexico Expedition

Ocearch, the innovative nonprofit dedicated to worldwide shark research and tracking, has recently concluded an expedition to the Gulf of Mexico, adding several new animals to their already impressive stable. The organization, which was founded by Chris Fischer in 2011, is well known for pioneering research into the migratory patterns and habits of mature sharks […]

Rare Longfin Mako Shark Signals Researchers With Stunning Data

A rare longfin mako shark has delivered its data to researchers five months after it was first tagged, revealing startling details about the predator’s habits and travels over the last half year. The shark was tagged as part of a Discovery Channel special, Tiburones: Sharks of Cuba, which aired during Shark Week. As Grind TV […]

Pocket Shark: Second Specimen Of Ultra-Rare Species Discovered

An ultra-rare pocket shark, a member of a species only observed once before, has been discovered amidst a group of fish collected for scientific study in 2010, proving that the unusual animal can be found swimming off the southern coast of the United States. The first pocket shark ever discovered was found 36 years ago, […]

Sperm Whale Encounters Remote Vehicle On Dive In Gulf Of Mexico

A group of undersea explorers recorded a rare interaction with a sperm whale earlier this week, as the massive animal approached their ROV 2,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. Dr. Robert Ballard’s Exploration Vessel E/V Nautilus and its Corps of Exploration set out from the Port of Gulfport five days ago, […]

Oil Rig Fire In Gulf Of Mexico Kills Four, Forces Evacuation Of 300

An oil rig fire in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday spawned disastrous results, including the death of four workers and the injury of up to 45 others. Terrified workers even jumped into the sea to avoid the blaze. Concerned relatives of the employees caught in the fire crowded hospitals where those with bandaged hands and […]

Florida Tiger Shark Catch Reveals Predators Swimming Alongside Beachgoers

A group of Florida anglers managed to hook a large tiger shark and a sandbar shark from the shoreline this past week, revealing the diversity and density of the predators that share the water with beachgoers along the Gulf coast. Fishermen Jonathan Novio and Jimmy Ferro sought out shark angler Ryan Machado to help them […]

Great White Or Mako? Shark Video Sparks Controversy

A charter captain from the Gulf Of Mexico is second guessing his decision to release footage of a shark attacking his boat, as a debate has erupted over whether the predator was a great white or a mako, and other fishermen are heading to the gulf in hopes of catching the now-famous fish. Capt. Scott […]

Shark Attacks Fisherman’s Boat 3 Times In Waters Of Gulf Of Mexico [Video]

A shark attack was a near-miss for a fisherman in his boat while in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. In a video that’s buzzing on Facebook, a great white shark is seen circling a fisherman’s boat and striking it three times. My Panhandle reports that the incident happened Monday morning when Captain Scott […]

Massive Mako Shark Caught In Gulf Of Mexico

A huge mako shark was caught in the Gulf of Mexico after an hour long fight last week, and the animal weighed in at over 500 pounds, large enough to rank fourth in Louisiana’s record books. A group of men from North Dakota set out on a charter with Captain Kevin Beach from Venice, Louisiana, […]

Oil Platform Explosion: Company Claims No Oil Spill Occurred In Gulf

There was an explosion about 12 miles off of the coast of New Orleans on an oil platform on Thursday afternoon, leaving three people injured and one dead. The platform belonged to Fieldwood Energy, and although it has been contained, more details keep trickling in. According to a statement from the CEO of Fieldwood Energy, […]

Oil Platform Explosion In The Gulf Of Mexico Kills 1 And Injures 3

On Thursday, an oil platform explosion in the Gulf of Mexico killed one and injured three, reports Fox News. Fieldwood Energy reported the explosion on their Echo Platform right around 3 p.m. The explosion occurred 12 miles off the coast of Louisiana “An isolated incident that has been fully contained,” Fieldwood Energy said in a […]

Katharine The Great White Shark Marks One Year Anniversary

Katharine, the popular great white shark who has captured the internet’s attention since she was tagged by researchers, has traveled along the Eastern Seaboard for a full year, and scientists are celebrating the epic journey she has taken in that time. Katharine was fitted with a SPOT tag by OCEARCH researchers one year ago, USA […]

Texas Fisherman Catches 809-Pound Tiger Shark In Gulf

A San Antonio angler brought in the catch of a lifetime when he landed a massive tiger shark, weighing 809 pounds, just 5 miles from Port Aransas in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday night. KSAT 12 reports that Ryan Springs, who calls the North Side of San Antonio home, hooked the shark just after […]

Oil Rig Explosion: J.C. Chandor Tackles BP Oil Spill

Margin Call filmmaker J.C. Chandor’s next project will be about the BP oil rig explosion of 2010, which spilled massive amounts of oil into the Gulf of Mexico – becoming the second largest environmental disaster in the U.S. According to a report from Deadline, Chandor’s film about the oil rig explosion is a “big scale […]

Massive Great White Shark Heading to Texas

Scientists have revealed that a 2,300 pound Great White Shark that was tagged last year in Cape Cod, Massachusetts has traveled the length of the eastern seaboard, around Florida, and into the Gulf of Mexico and is now trending towards the gulf shores of Texas. The great white shark, who has been named Katherine, was […]

Can The US Eliminate Invasive Species By Eating Them?

Currently across America, lakes, rivers and offshore waters are teeming with invasive species; aggressive fish and crustaceans originally from other parts of the world that eat and multiply so fast that they are starving out the indigenous fauna. Many of these invasive species are potential sources of food, raising the question – Why not control […]

Russian Spy Ship Spotted Along US East Coast

A Russian spy ship was spotted along the United States East Coast near the Gulf of Mexico, according to a new Pentagon statement. Two Russian ships, one believed to be operating as a spy ship and the other a tug, were reportedly along the coast for the past month. Pentagon representative Lt. Col. Tom Crosson […]

BP Denied Government Requests To Fund More Research Of The Oil Spill’s Effects

Last July, BP received notification that more oil spill research is needed from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA requested that BP pay almost 148 million dollars to fund more research about injury assessment and future restoration efforts. NOAA wants BP to pay more money for research into coastal wetland recovery, including dolphin, […]

BP (Not Coast Guard): Gulf Cleanup Finally Complete

BP says it’s so, now round up the party favors: The cleanup efforts to wipe away all memory of the 2010 oil spill that lasted 85 days and sullied some 778 miles of Gulf of Mexico shore when the company’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded is, after exhausting $14 billion and 70 million man-hours, officially over. […]

Hurricane Manuel Continues Deadly Path In Mexico

Hurricane Manuel continues its destruction in Mexico. The storm system, which had been classed as a tropical storm while it ravaged the Pacific Coast earlier this week, regained hurricane strength Wednesday in the warm waters of the gulf of California Wednesday and is traveling northwesterly toward Sinaloa. Manuel has already caused flooding and landslides, with […]

Natural Gas Leaking From Well Off Louisiana Coast

Natural gas leaked from a well off the Louisiana coast on Monday evening, forcing the evacuation of a drilling platform. The Coast Guard responded to the leak, which happened  as a crew attempted to temporarily plug the well. Cuast Guard Lieutenant Lily Zepeda explained that the well didn’t blow out and there was no explosion […]

Man Rides Shark Off Florida Coast [Video]

A man rode a shark off the Florida coast, and it was all caught on film. Chris Kreis, age 19, and his family, were boating in the Gulf of Mexico when the teen suddenly jumped off the back of the boat and latched on to a passing shark. The whale shark’s massive size did not […]

Gulf Oil Sheen Near BP’s Deepwater Horizon Rig Remains A Mystery

The source of an oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico near BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig wreckage remains a mystery after a study by the company and the Coast Guard was inconclusive. Officials stated on Tuesday that the sheen is persistent and located near the Deepwater Horizon rig, but that inspections by both sides have […]

Tropical Storm Threatens Gulf Of Mexico Oil And Gas Production

Saturday led to several oil and gas producers in the Gulf of Mexico shutting down and evacuating employees as Tropical Storm Debby was named the first storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. BP Plc announced on Saturday that it had given the orders to shut down seven platforms in the Gulf as weather conditions […]

US Drones To Perform Surveillance In Caribbean, Aid In Hunt For Drug Traffickers

The Department of Homeland Security is extending its unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) into the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico in an attempt to fight drug smuggling. By expanding its program the US Drone will more than double the square miles they cover along the northern and southwestern U.S. border. The U.S. currently operates a […]

Oil Workers Flee As Tropical Storm Debby Forms In Gulf

[Update: Tropical Storm Debby has officially formed in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm warning for part of the Louisiana coast. The original story continues below.] A weather system moving through the Gulf of Mexico is expected to become a tropical storm this weekend. The threatening storm, which […]

200-Year-Old Shipwreck Discovered

/ A shipwreck estimated to be roughly 200 years old has been discovered off the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Scientists made the incredible find during an expedition led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, while working aboard the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer. The heavily decayed […]

Eyeless Shrimp, Clawless Crabs and Mutated Fish Found in Gulf After BP Spill

New Orleans, LA – The Gulf of Mexico is filled with mutated wildlife. Clawless crabs, eyeless shrimp and scarred fish are popping up everywhere leaving scientists to question just how much damage was done by the BP Oil Spill. On April 20, 2010, an explosion aboard the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon rig killed 11 people and […]

BP Could Be Hit With $52 Billion Fine As Oil Spill Trial Begins On Monday

BP will head to court on Monday to defend itself in response to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. If found guilty to the full extent of current laws BP could be faced with upwards of $52 billion in fines and other compensatory damages. Under the Clean Water Act the company was already required […]

Exxon Discovers 700 Million Barrels Of Oil in Gulf Of Mexico

In 2009 and 2010 Exxon discovered two oil wells and a natural gas deposit that are expected to contain 700 million barrels of fuel and on Wednesday the company finally revealed their find. According to the energy giant the third well was found after deep-water drilling was allowed to continue following a moratorium caused by […]

One injury, no deaths in offshore oil rig explosion in Gulf of Mexico

An inactive oil rig owned by Mariner Energy exploded this morning in the Gulf of Mexico, injuring one worker. There is no word on whether the rig, which was not producing oil at the time of the explosion, is likely to leak or pollute the surrounding area. U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Bill Colclough spoke […]

BP’s massive oil leak in the Gulf as seen from space

This image from NASA and MODIS Rapid Response Team shows the extent of the BP oil spill in the gulf of Mexico. Quote from the same team as found on the Momentum Blog. On Saturday, June 19, 2010, oil spread northeast from the leaking Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil appears […]

Get your fill of real-time oil spill news at Oilaholic

There is no getting around the fact that the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is nothing short of an unmitigated disaster, and one that could last for decades to come as we try and deal with its after effects. While just about every news service – online or in the traditional media […]

BP under investigation by Justice Department over oil spill

In a press conference announcement today in New Orleans U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said that the U.S. Justice Department is investigating BP for any criminal and civil wrongdoing when it comes to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The investigation is looking for any violations of the Clean Water Act, the Migratory […]

11 missing after fire on semisubmersible drilling rig Deepwater Horizon in LA

Seven people are injured, some critically, and 11 people remain missing as of 8:45 this morning (EST) after an explosion and a fire on a drilling rig 50 miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. The incident occurred at around 10pm Tuesday night, aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon. The […]