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2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: Sea Turtles, Dolphins, and Whales2010doc_html0National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration1018417Information about the effects, rehabilitation and relocation of sea turtles, dolphins, and whales affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The Deepwater Horizon drilling platform caught fire and exploded on April 20, 2010, killing 11 people. Nearly 5 million barrels (210 million gallons) of oil spilled from the wellhead until it was successfully capped in July 2010.
BEACON 2.0 - Beach Advisory and Closing On-line Notificationdoc_html0U.S. Environmental Protection Agency1014949Listed by county, obtain useful information pertaining to beach advisories, public safety and water quality including historical data.
Coastal Ecosystem Map – Gulf of Mexicomap1018461Interactive, multi-layered map of the Gulf of Mexico. Major categories include Essential Fish Habitats, Habitat Impact Data, Environmental Sensitivity, Physical Data, Human Impact Data, and Basemap Data. Also includes a special layer set pertaining to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Incident. You can customize a map, then print or download it.
Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System Mapmap1018462Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System (COMPS) provides real-time meteorological and oceanographic data. Data acquisition station locations and their data can be accessed through an interactive map of Tampa Bay and the Florida Gulf Coast.
Collection of Data in Reference to Red Tide Outbreaks During 19631963doc_pdf2454.1Marine Laboratory of the Florida Board of Conservation1007143Red Tide - Compilation of red tide documents from 1964 and earlier.554_Collection%20of%20Data%20in%20Reference%20to%20Red%20Tide%20Outbreaks%20During%201963.pdf2Pinellas
Distribution and Variability of Hydrocarbons in Water, Sediment and Organisms from the Eastern Gulf1983doc_html0U.S. Department of the Interior Minerals Management Service Branch of Environmental Studies1015247Research into the feasibility of gas and oil development in the eastern Gulf of Mexico outer continental shelf, including environmental impacts. Link to Mote Marine Laboratory Online Technical Report No. 59-a.
Drift Rhodophyte Blooms Emerge in Lee County, FL: Evidence of Escalating Coastal Eutrophication2006doc_pdf841Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution1007678Macroalgal blooms have increased globally in recent decades as a result of increased nutrient enrichment and eutrophication of coastal waters. In Lee County, FL, this problem reached a critical stage in 2003 and 2004, making beaches unsuitable for recreation and requiring an expensive removal program. To better understand the ecology of these blooms, water quality and macroalgae sampling was conducted in early August 2004Red%20Drift%20Seaweed%200306%20LCC.pdf14CHNEP
Early Results from the Northern Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Change and Hazard Susceptibility Project2011doc_html0U.S. Geological Survey1020079The northern Gulf of Mexico coastal region and its diverse ecosystems are threatened by population and development pressure and by the impacts of rising sea level and severe storms such as the series of hurricanes that has impacted the northern Gulf in recent years. This report summarizes research on threats to the region between the Chandeleur Islands and Apalachicola Bay.
Ecological Observations on a Locally Limited Red Tide Bloom (1955)1955doc_pdf2975University of Miami1007142Red tide at Boca Grande Pass with discussion of tide, nutrients and causes.Ecological%20Observations%20Red%20Tide%20Bloom%201955.pdf2Pinellas
Economic Impacts of Artificial Reefs2011doc_pdf3559.8Sea Grant Florida1023057The goal of the study was to determine the economic benefits, or contributions, that artificial reefs provided during 2009 to Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, and Lee counties in southwest Florida. In addition, the demographic characteristics of those who use artificial reefs were derived.Economic-Impacts-Artificial-Reefs-6-SWFla-Counties-2011.pdf2Pinellas