The Gulf of Mexico is paying the price for decades of neglect and degradation. Coastal erosion, pollution, and overfishing threaten wildlife and the people who depend on a healthy Gulf for jobs and the food on their plate. And these problems didn’t end when BP's Macondo well was capped.
Learn about how and what NOAA's National Seafood Inspection tests seafood for contamination at their laboratory in Pascagoula, Mississippi
The Coral Triangle refers to a roughly triangular area of the tropical marine waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste that contain at least 500 species of reef-building corals in each ecoregion.