Die-off at marine sanctuary in Gulf worries scientists

By Harvey Rice | Houston Chronicle July 30, 2016 GALVESTON – A mass die-off of coral and other sea animals discovered this week on a reef in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary stunned and saddened scientists who have viewed it as one of the healthiest coral reefs in the world. Russell Jacks [...]

2017-07-13T20:10:57+00:00July 30th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Die-off at marine sanctuary in Gulf worries scientists

‘Dead zone’ mapping cruise canceled for first time in 27 years

By Mark Schleifstein | The Times-Picayune July 29, 2016 The eight-day research cruise aimed at mapping the size of the summertime "dead zone" along Louisiana's coast has been cancelled for the first time in 27 years. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's 187-foot ship Nancy Foster encountered engine trouble, agency officials announced Friday (July 29). NOAA [...]

2017-06-29T20:22:03+00:00July 29th, 2016|News|Comments Off on ‘Dead zone’ mapping cruise canceled for first time in 27 years

NOAA and partners cancel Gulf Dead Zone summer cruise

By NOAA July 29, 2016 Scientists had predicted average zone for 2016 NOAA and its partners have cancelled the official measurement survey cruise of the annual dead zone that forms off the coast of Louisiana and Texas. NOAA,which oversees the official annual measurement of the hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico cited mechanical problems [...]

2017-06-29T20:17:28+00:00July 29th, 2016|News|Comments Off on NOAA and partners cancel Gulf Dead Zone summer cruise

‘Dead zone’ mapping cruise canceled for first time in 27 years

By Mark Schleifstein | The Times-Picayune July 29, 2016 The eight-day research cruise aimed at mapping the size of the summertime "dead zone" along Louisiana's coast has been cancelled for the first time in 27 years. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's 187-foot ship Nancy Foster encountered engine trouble, agency officials announced Friday (July 29). NOAA [...]

2017-10-17T17:16:23+00:00July 29th, 2016|News|Comments Off on ‘Dead zone’ mapping cruise canceled for first time in 27 years