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Gulf of Mexico
2013-04-18 13:40:55

The Gulf of Mexico is an ocean basin that is largely surrounded by the continent North America and the island of Cuba. It’s bordered on the northeast, north, and northwest by the Gulf Coast of the United States, towards the southwest and south by Mexico, and towards the southeast by Cuba. It’s often referred to as the “Third Coast” in Texas and Louisiana, in comparison with the U.S....

American Mediterranean Sea
2013-04-18 12:49:28

The American Mediterranean Sea is the combined waterbody of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. The American Mediterranean’s surface area is 4.319 million square kilometers and an average depth of 7,270 feet. The basins of the sea include those of the southern Caribbean: The Venezuelan, the Magdalena River, the two Colombians and the Gulf of Darien; and the Yucatan Basin. It also...

ENSO Effects On Ocean Waters
2012-09-14 11:46:45

The above graph highlights how the ENSO has an impact on water temps. Northern Gulf of Mexico during EL-Nino: The first part of March during this EL-Nino cycle saw water temps in the 56-60F range, while the 8-14th saw water temps warm to the 60-64F range. By the third week of March temps had maintained 60-64F. The last week of March the temps dropped back to around 56-60F. Northern Gulf...

Low Pressure Development Near The Gulf Coast
2012-06-15 02:30:39

As of 2:30pm Friday afternoon an area of disturbed weather has intensified in coverage over the Northeast Gulf of Mexico. At this time the NHC has given the area a 0% of development. As it continues to track westward across the Gulf of Mexico it will bring increased winds/seas and heavy precipitation to the area. Severe weather also can’t be ruled out with this system as it continues westward...

The Loop Ocean Current
2012-07-10 18:20:32

When it comes to learning about the weather it is very important to understand about the oceans. The reason for this is that ocean currents can play a major role on not only weather but also the climate of a region. The current that we are looking at is called the Loop Current. If you look at the image above you can see that it’s situated just off the west coast of Florida and extends into...

Lamellibrachia luymesi
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Lamellibrachia luymesi is a species of tube worm in the Siboglinidae family. It is found in the Gulf of Mexico in deep-sea cold seeps where hydrocarbons are leaking from the seafloor, typically at depths of 1,600 to 2,600 feet. This species can reach lengths over 10 feet, and grows very slowly, living more than 250 years. It forms biogenic habitat by creating large aggregations of hundreds...

Components Of A Super Cell Thunderstorm
2012-05-21 08:09:58

So what makes a super cell thunderstorm so special? It is the way that they are made and what it takes for them occur. It takes three types of air coming together to form these monster cells. The first is the warm moist air rising in from the Gulf of Mexico. Second is the drier air moving in from the desert southwest and the third is the cold air coming in from the Rockies. When all three of...

Portly Spider Crab
2008-05-05 22:39:45

The Portly Spider Crab (Libinia emarginata), is a species of crab found in estuarine habitats on the coast of North America from Nova Scotia to the Gulf of Mexico. For amateur fishermen they are generally not considered edible, as opposed to the blue crab which is often found in the same waters. This crab grows to about 4 inches across its back, which is spiny and often covered with a...

Portly Spider Crab
2008-05-04 22:52:22

The Portly Spider Crab (Libinia emarginata), is a species of crab found in estuarine habitats on the east coast of North America from Nova Scotia to the Gulf of Mexico. This crab grows to about 4 inches across its back, which is spiny and often covered with a "garden" of sponge and seaweed. The carapace is shiny, covered with short hairs, and its color varies from brown to a dull yellow. The...

Spotfin butterflyfish
2007-03-26 12:40:16

The Spotfin butterflyfish, Chaetodon ocellatus, is a butterflyfish found in the western Atlantic Ocean, in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. The name is derived from the dark spot on the fish's dorsal fin. This, combined with a vertical, black bar through the eye, is designed to confuse predators.

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  • A stinking tobacco.
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This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.