Contaminant Trends in the Southern California Bight: The Coast is Cleaner
Data from local, regional and federal coastal monitoring programs were used to assess long-term trends and spatial extent of chemical contamination in sediments, shellfish, and fish of...

Methodology for Suitability Assessment of Coastal Development Projects in Mexico
This paper explores a general methodology followed in three suitability assessment for coastal development in Mexico, within the framework of Mexican environmental law. The methodology...

Management of a Continental Shelf Ecosystem
The ecological system of the Mississippi-Alabama continental shelf is highly diverse and productive and contains unique natural features worth preserving. This system is intimately bound...

Geological Characterization of Selected Offshore Sand Resources on the OCS, Offshore Alabama, for Beach Nourishment
Most Alabama Gulf and estuarine shoreline is undergoing long-term erosion; threatened shorelines will need programs of replenishment and maintenance if they are to be even temporarily...

Submergence, Salt-Water Intrusion, and Managed Gulf Coast Marshes
Many coastal marshes are managed to improve wildlife habitat. Simultaneous salt-water intrusion and rapid submergence in Louisiana place additional demands on marsh managers and may become...

Statistical Analysis of Gulf of Mexico Oil Spills of Less than 1,000 Barrels
A statistical analysis of the Minerals Management Service's (MMS) historic oil-spill data associated with Gulf of Mexico OCS oil production activities is presented. The analysis focused...

Rice Herbicide Evaluation in Texas Gulf Coast
The Texas rice belt, bordered on the south and east by the Gulf of Mexico, extends about 113 km (70 mile) inland and parallels the coastline for approximately 322 km (200 mile) from Victoria,...

Use of MARPOL ANNEX V Reception Facilities and Disposal Systems at Selected Gulf of Mexico Ports, Private Terminals and Recreational Boating Facilities
A 1991 survey conducted by the Sea Grant College Programs at Texas A&M Univ and Louisiana State Univ of selected Gulf of Mexico public ports, private terminals and recreational...

Boater's Pledge—A Regional Campaign to Hook Fishermen and Recreational Boaters on Solutions to Solid-Waste Pollution
Volunteer beach cleanups along the coast of the northwestern Gulf of Mexico over the last years have resulted in removal of anthropogenic trash loads with a cumulative weight of more than...

Needs for Management and Conservation of the Southern Gulf of Mexico
The shorelines of the southern of Mexico are a mixture of varied and diverse habitats. Nearly 2,600 km of shoreline and half of the area of the Gulf of Mexico belongs to the Mexican Economic...

Cheniere Caminada and the Hurricane of 1893
The author reflects on the 1893 hurricane that totally destroyed Cheniere Caminada (the northern Gulf of Mexico's coast).The deltaic processes that characterize the Barataria-Terrebonne...

Contaminant Monitoring for NMFS Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program
Because of increasing concern that chemical contamination may impair the health of marine mammals, a better understanding of the extent of contamination and types of toxic effects in these...

Origin, Development and Stratigraphy of Tidal Deltas at Hurricane Pass, Pinellas County, Florida—An Example of Modern Tidal Delta Architecture from a Microtidal Coast
Sequential analysis of aerial photographs taken between 1926 and 1990 have helped to define the morphological development of the tidal deltas at Hurricane Pass, and along with other historical...

Nutrients in the Gulf of Mexico
Excess nutrients in the Gulf of Mexico are related to at least three important environmental problems: episodic oxygen depletion, sea grass decline, and shifts in composition of biological...

Long Term Trends of Some Trawl-Caught Estuarine Species in Louisiana
Louisiana's estuarine area is nearly four times greater than that of any other state and it constitutes some 42 percent of the total within the United States. These wetlands have been...

Beach Fill Performance at the Lido Beach, Florida, Groin
Lido Beach on the Gulf of Mexico in Sarasota, Florida traditionally has been used as a placement area for sand dredged from the adjacent New Pass federal navigation project. At the end...

Bioengineering Methods to Establish Salt Marsh on Dredged Material
Erosion is a substantial problem on many shorelines of the Galveston Bay complex, as well as other bays of the Gulf of Mexico. Erosion can be prevented by structural measures such as riprap...

Geologic Assessments and Characterization of Marine Sand Resources—Gulf of Mexico Region
The U.S. Geological Survey conducts geologic surveys and research in marine areas of the United States and its territories and possessions. An objective in some of the investigations is...

Coastal America Gulf of Mexico Region Implementation Strategy
The Gulf of Mexico Regional Implementation Team (GMRIT) is composed of Federal and State agency representatives from the five Gulf Coast States of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama,...

Coastal Zone Management in Mexico: The Baja California Experience
The coastline of Baja California contains a variety of features to include sea cliffs of varying heights, beaches, barrier beaches, spits, tombolos, mud flats, salt flats, sand dunes,...

 

 

 

 

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