The Gulf of Mexico is my history, my home and my future. She entertains me on her beaches and bays. She feeds me healthy and delicious food- Gulf fishes, crabs and oysters. She delights me with her beauty and challenges me with her winds and waves. She connects me with the world.
Growing up on the Texas gulf coast, I was introduced to the Gulf of Mexico at an early age. It started with my grandfather and parents owning homes along the gulf coast, so I was raised to enjoy and respect the ocean and all of its sea life.
This week the Galveston Bay Estuary Program hosted a State of the Bay Symposium, bringing together nonprofits, state and federal agencies and community stakeholders to hear presentations and panel discussions on challenges and successes regarding the health of Galveston Bay.
A toxic algae bloom has been reported in Mississippi. It is the worst bloom the state has ever had and researchers have been calling it the “red tide.” The algae bloom started to appear on a Friday, which triggered beach and oyster reefs to close.