R/V MANTA, launched January 15, 2008 , Bellingham, Washington / high-speed Teknicraft catamaran for research and monitoring activities in the waters of the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. [900×675]

R/V MANTA, launched January 15, 2008 , Bellingham, Washington / high-speed Teknicraft catamaran for research and monitoring activities in the waters of the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. [900×675]

My Papa on vacation in Gulf Shores, Alabama in 2009. Photo was taken by my dad and featured in a magazine in Gulf Shores. My favorite picture of my favorite person!

My Papa on vacation in Gulf Shores, Alabama in 2009. Photo was taken by my dad and featured in a magazine in Gulf Shores. My favorite picture of my favorite person!

Gulf of Mexico, 13 December 2017: “This sea cucumber, Enypniastes eximia, spends most of its time on the seafloor, feeding off of surface sediments . . . Common names for these holothurians include Spanish dancer and headless chicken monster,” says NOAA. [1024 x 576] [OS]

Gulf of Mexico, 13 December 2017: “This sea cucumber, Enypniastes eximia, spends most of its time on the seafloor, feeding off of surface sediments . . . Common names for these holothurians include Spanish dancer and headless chicken monster,” says… Continue Reading

n this aerial photo taken in the Gulf of Mexico more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana’s tip, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig is seen burning Wednesday, April 21, 2010 [990X669]

n this aerial photo taken in the Gulf of Mexico more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana’s tip, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig is seen burning Wednesday, April 21, 2010 [990X669]