cook inlet

BOEM announced it will offer approximately 1.09 million acres off Alaska’s southcentral coast in a lease sale scheduled for June 21.

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Decadal Ocean Research Plan_iStock

The Department of the Interior announced it will move forward to resume its evaluation of applications from six companies seeking permits to conduct geological and geophysical (G&G) activities in the Atlantic Ocean in order to resume their evaluation, upon the grant of the remand by the Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA).  

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Science Notes March 2017 Giant squids

The BOEM-Smithsonian partnership advances cutting-edge science on ocean organisms, their DNA, and their environment. A recent visit to the Museum Support Center provided a behind-the-scenes look at BOEM’s historical collection amassed over 38 years as well as recent endeavors to generate DNA barcodes from specimens stored in ethanol for years.​

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Offshore Rig

Lease Sale 247 in the Gulf of Mexico garnered $274,797,434 in high bids for 163 tracts covering 913,542 acres in the Central Planning Area of the Outer Continental Shelf offshore Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

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