Crews are searching for a teenager who disappeared in the Atlantic Ocean near a sandbar off St. Simons Island along the Georgia coast. The Brunswick News reports that 16-year-old Treyus Coleman has been missing since Sunday evening, when the tide began coming in and the water began to rise. Treyus stepped off the open ocean side of the sandbar, went under the water and did not resurface.
The Interior Department is moving toward allowing studies in the Atlantic Ocean that could ultimately result in offshore drilling. A programmatic environmental impact statement on seismic testing was released Wednesday. The testing would be used to determine how much oil and natural gas is available and where the best places to drill would be
A legal settlement over endangered sea turtles in the Pacific could be a sign of things to come in the Atlantic. Conservation groups recently agreed with the National Marine Fisheries Management Service over new rules to protect the Pacific leatherback sea turtle. In the Atlantic, the same groups are petitioning the same officials for rules to protect the threatened Atlantic loggerhead.