gulf of mexico

This Guy Caught A 14-Foot-Long Hammerhead And It’s Even Bigger Than It Sounds

There’s nothing quite like land-based shark fishing. From start to finish, it’s a battle that can take some serious will to just keep fighting. That’s especially true when what you’re reeling in turns out to be a 14-foot-long monster hammerhead shark like this one right here! A Texas man and 14-foot hammerhead shark dueled on the beaches …

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FWC Announces New Regulations For Cobia In The Gulf

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation (FWC) announced several changes to the management of cobia in state waters of the Gulf of Mexico last week. These changes come due to concerns from anglers and input from stakeholders. With the changes, they’re hoping to promote sustainable management for cobia in the Gulf. While the 33-inch minimum …

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Scientists Find a Lake of Death Under the Gulf of Mexico That Kills Nearly Anything That Swims Into It

Scientists have discovered a “lake” of death in the Gulf of Mexico. Anything that enters this pool at the bottom of the sea will suffer horribly. Erik Cordes, associate professor of biology at Temple University, has researched the pool since 2014 and published his findings in the journal Oceanography. “It was one of the most amazing things in …

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Firefighters Battle Inferno At Sea After Oil Tanker Goes Up In Flames

Released by Mexico’s environmental protection agency, PROFESS, the video below shows recent firefighting efforts when a PEMEX oil tanker erupted in flames while in the Gulf of Mexico. Though there were 31 crew members on board, all of them were able to escape without any serious injuries. The fire started around 11 a.m. on Sunday …

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Massive Cannibal Tiger Shrimp Could Ruin US Gulf

Shrimp are delicious, there’s no denying that. The only down side is their size generally lives up to their name, “shrimp.” However, there are exceptions in the case of massive shrimp and prawns that you could make a meal out of eating just one. So, the bigger the better, right? Not in the case of the …

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Huge Warsaw Grouper Wins Big Prize in Deep Water Tournament

Team Sea Saw/Blenker Boatworks has to be feeling pretty great right now. Not only did they battle a massive sea monster and live to tell the tale, it got them first place at the 2016 Sarasota Slam. They caught the 226.7-pound mammoth in 450-feet of water off the Gulf of Mexico. The took home first …

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Family Trip to the Beach Leaves Man With Flesh-Eating Bacteria, Threat of Losing Leg

A day at the beach for Father’s Day turned into a nightmare for this Texas man and his family when he contracted a “very aggressive” flesh-eating bacteria infection on his leg. Adrian Ruiz became infected with the dangerous bacteria called vibrio from a Port Aransas beach on the Gulf of Mexico. This particular bacteria is …

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Video: U.S. Coast Guard Rescues Two in 20-foot seas in Gulf of Mexico

An MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew rescued two people from their sailing vessel that was drifting and taking on water 30 nautical miles northwest of Marquesas Key, Florida, January 17, 2016. The men were caught in a storm that tore their vessels sails and cracked their hull. Lt. Matthew Swanner says the conditions were the …

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Potential 18-Foot World Record Tuna Caught on Film

An ROV (remotely operated underwater vehicle) was doing a deepwater riser inspection on a deepwater drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico and came across… a rather large Tuna!!! According to the video the riser in the background is nearly four feet across, which could mean this enormous tuna would be 18 feet in length, and 8 …

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Lionfish EVERYWHERE! Diver spears 200 on infested airplane wreck.

What do you know about lionfish? They are typically known as beautiful, unique fish that inhabit saltwater aquariums. Did you know from a handful of fish in 1985 (Dania Beach was the first reported sighting) that their population has exploded all over the world. They are an invasive species threatening saltwater fish, wildlife and habitat. …

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Great White Shark spotted three and 11 miles off Anna Maria Island

Great white sharks are rarely seen in the Gulf of Mexico. The apex predator is known for living in cool waters not commonly seen on our coast. As you read this, you may have a hard time believing one that has been spotted eerily close to shore. As Jimmy Campbell left Friday with his father …

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