Fort Pickens Area

It’s that time of the year … baby turtles are here

It’s that time of the year … baby turtles are here

Sea turtles have been busy making nests along the Emerald Coast, and according to a Gulf Islands National Seashore (GINS) biologist, 143 baby sea turtles found their way to the Gulf from Pensacola Beach Thursday night. The first baby turtles had hatched July 29 from a nest at Perdido Key. GINS Assistant Superintendent Steve McCoy said 32 […]

Tar mat cleanup completed

Tar mat cleanup completed

Crews have completed their work to remove a tar mat discovered June 21 in the Gulf of Mexico in the Fort Pickens Area of Gulf Islands National Seashore. U. S. Coast Guard Public Information Officer Natalie Murphy announced Aug. 4 that the case was closed. More than 1,700 pounds of material were removed. The material included oil product […]

Update: 1,400 lbs. removed from Gulf

Update: 1,400 lbs. removed from Gulf

Crews have been working since Friday to remove a tar mat that was discovered near Langdon Beach in the Fort Pickens Area of Gulf Islands National Seashore. U.S. Coast Guard Public Information Officer Natalie Murphy said about 1,400 pounds of material had been collected by the end of the day Monday. “Clean up crews have been […]

Sea turtles returned to Gulf

Sea turtles returned to Gulf

Two juvenile sea turtles were returned to the Gulf of Mexico May 16 after months of rehabilitation by Gulfarium’s Sea Turtle C.A.R.E. Program. According to a news release from Gulfarium, the turtles — one a green sea turtle and the other a Kemp’s ridley turtle — were released from the Fort Pickens Area of Gulf […]