The newspaper Milenio Novedades has obtained documents confirming that since 2013, Pemex has been actively exploring potential drilling sites near Scorpion Reef.
Nearly 80 years after kicking foreign energy companies out, the government began taking bids on US$17 billion worth of oil fields in shallow water.
Scientists from Mexico, England, Spain, Germany, the United States, Holland and Japan will gather in March for a new study of the famed Chicxulub Crater.
In the largest oceanographic research project in the history of the country, scientists from nine national institutions probed the depths of the Gulf of Mexico.
A pleasure boat that ran aground may have damaged the Scorpion Reef’s habitat, says the federal environmental agency.
Rules protecting Scorpion Reef are going to be more stringent, said the director of the Arrecife Alacranes Protected Natural Area.
Much to the relief of environmentalists and fishermen, a bid that had opened the possibility of oil exploration off Progreso has been modified to exclude the Yucatán Platform.
A fishing boat has been stranded for nearly a week now, damaging coral reefs off the coast of Progreso, said federal officials.
The Gulf’s declining fish population will be studied by 400 scientists from 50 countries next week at a weeklong workshop.
The new commander of the Iranian Navy has unveiled plans for dispatching military vessels to the Gulf of Mexico.