By Abbie Banitt on June 8th, 2015 | Last updated: June 8, 2015 at 12:20 pm
Red snapper season was divided on June 1 into two recreational sectors: federal for-hire charter captains and private recreational fishermen. The season for recreational fisherman will be limited to 10 consecutive days, ending at 12:01 a.m. on June 11.
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By Brianna Donet on October 14th, 2013 | Last updated: October 15, 2013 at 10:08 am
(Photo credit: Christine Mikitaw/Flickr)
A team of scientists — including a University of Florida geologist — is using a British Petroleum grant to examine the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystem. They’ve discovering detectable levels of oil have entered the food web.
By Chip Skambis on April 19th, 2013 | Last updated: April 19, 2013 at 6:41 pm
The Oil Spill Commission Action issued its annual report card Wednesday. The report stated that the Gulf of Mexico is a safer than three years go, but there are still important things to do.
By Dana Edwards on April 8th, 2013 | Last updated: April 8, 2013 at 11:24 am
Still no sign of kidnapped Hakken boys or parents – Authorities are still searching for Joshua Hakken, his wife Sharyn, and their two boys Cole and Chase. Hakken is accused of kidnapping his two sons and is thought to be […]
By Alexa Volland on February 25th, 2013 | Last updated: February 26, 2013 at 2:17 pm
February a bad month for buying gas – At $3.63 a gallon, the monthly national average price has surpassed last February’s average by 8 cents, according to the AAA. In Florida, the average price was $3.869, an increase of nearly […]
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By Alexys Martinez on September 12th, 2012 | Last updated: December 7, 2012 at 9:44 pm
With this weekend marking the two-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists, fishery experts and government officials will meet at the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Symposium in St. Pete Beach, where they will share their research findings.
By Jeff Huffman on August 25th, 2012 | Last updated: September 20, 2012 at 2:39 pm
Isaac’s path shifts to over the Gulf of Mexico and is forecasted to strengthen.
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By Forrest Smith on August 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:03 pm
If Tropical Storm Isaac comes through the main oil production sites in the Gulf of Mexico it could cause an increase in gas prices.
By Christina Lob on August 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:04 pm
As Tropical Storm Isaac looms in the Caribbean, Florida is preparing for what may come. Predicted to become a hurricane, preparation has begun including potential power outages. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Christina Lob reports on Progress Energy’s plan.
By Jeff Huffman on July 18th, 2012 | Last updated: September 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm
The 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season began with a bang, spawning four named storms by June 27 and breaking numerous records, including the fastest start to an Atlantic hurricane season in history. Two of the storms – Beryl and Debby – […]
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