The Gulf of Mexico at a Glance: A Second Glance

The Gulf of Mexico at a Glance: A Second Glance provides highlights of what we know about the Gulf region’s coastal communities, coastal economy, and coastal ecosystems, and how climate change might impact the Gulf coast. 

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A reference to support regional decision-making and communicating the importance of healthy Gulf coastal ecosystems to a robust national economy, a safe population, and a high quality of life.
Graph of population change from 1970 to 2020 of the Gulf Coast Region Communities
Population in the Gulf Coast Region, a suite of 141 coastal watershed counties, has increased by 109% since 1970, compared to a 52% increase in total U.S. population.
Forklift carrying a palette of boxes Economy
If considered an individual country, the five U.S. Gulf states would together rank 7th in global Gross Domestic Product.
Graph of changes in wetland coverage in Gulf of Mexico coastal watershed area from 1996 to 2006 Ecosystems
Thirty-one percent of the Gulf of Mexico coastal watershed area is comprised of wetlands, a total of 28,372 square miles of this valuable natural resource.
Map and graph of the vulnerabilty of the Gulf of Mexico region might be to long-term sea level rise Connections to a Changing Climate
Nearly 60% of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico shoreline is considered very vulnerable to sea level rise.
person on a paddle board in calm water As a product of the NOAA State of the Coast Report Series, The Gulf of Mexico at a Glance: A Second Glance provides highlights of what we know about the Gulf region’s coastal communities, coastal economy, and coastal ecosystems, and how climate change might impact the Gulf coast.
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