Some of the most spectacular sights in the world are also the most dangerous. In Mexico, there's one such destination, a stunning underwater river that only a handful of people in the world have seen: an eerie pool of water in the sinkhole Cenote Angelita, which translates to "little angel."
A team of scientists has discovered a bizarre and deadly lake 3,300 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. Tagged as "Jacuzzi of Despair," unsuspecting marine animals that go or wander into the pool die instantly.
The Gulf of Mexico houses an unusual underwater lake of extremely dense and salty water that has been dubbed the “Jacuzzi of Despair" because of its ability to kill any sea creature that drifts into its waters. What makes it such an inhospitable environment? Harsh salt deposits that bubble up along with methane.
President Barack Obama's administration is coming under fire for the decision to expand offshore oil and gas leasing in the Gulf of Mexico. As the effects of the oil industry on the environment and wildlife are revealed, environmental groups and activists call out the inconsistency of the president's ruling with his climate change agenda.
Alert! A new report from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has revealed that the Gulf of Mexico's dead zone is now as large as the state of Connecticut.
An oil spill from the Royal Dutch Shell company involved an estimated 88,200 gallons of crude leaked into the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. Coast Guard has been recovering oily water and has said that the slick has not yet affected wildlife and will not reach the shoreline.
Six years after the tragedy, a new study reveals that the negative impact of the largest accidental marine oil spill is worse than scientists originally thought.
Although the invasive species called Regal Damselfish may not make its way too far into the Gulf of Mexico, researchers say the Gulf's southern reefs can expect to see a lot more of these invasive fish relatively soon.
New computer models suggest over 320,000 juvenile sea turtles from populations throughout the Atlantic Ocean were largely impacted by the 87-day oil spill in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
While the Gulf of Mexico's oyster industry was hard-hit by Katrina and Deepwater Horizon, oyster restoration projects are busy around the country. How can you contribute? Bring in oyster shells, or let kids help raise young oysters in schools.
A pale, bewhiskered, tricksy fish was recently discovered between 3000 and 4000 feet deep in the Gulf of Mexico.
At long last, Louisiana governor signs legislation allowing state to enforce turtle-escape devices in commercial shrimp boat nets.
Coming soon after NOAA released a plan for marine managers to deal with the dumped aquarium pet in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, a Savannah, Ga. benefit features lionfish in four chefs' presentations.
The vaquita, a very small porpoise in the Gulf of Mexico, is even more endangered than previously thought, say scientists.