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Gulf of Mexico: An Atlantic Ocean basin extending into southern North America
The Gulf of Mexico is an ocean basin and a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean, largely surrounded by the North American continent. It is bounded on the northeast, north and northwest by the Gulf Coast of the United States, on the southwest and south by the Mexican states of Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan, and Quintana Roo, and on the southeast by Cuba. The US states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida border the Gulf on the north, which are often referred to as the "Third Coast", in comparison with the U.S. Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

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Tracking the Tropics | September 30, morning update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | September 30, morning update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | September 29 Evening Update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | September 29 Evening Update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | September 29, morning update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | September 29, morning update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

Credit: ABC Action News     Duration: 01:15Published
Tracking the Tropics | September 28 Evening Update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | September 28 Evening Update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | September 28, morning update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | September 28, morning update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | September 27 evening update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | September 27 evening update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

Credit: ABC Action News     Duration: 01:06Published
Tracking the Tropics | September 27 morning update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | September 27 morning update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

Credit: ABC Action News     Duration: 01:26Published
Tracking the Tropics | September 26 evening update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | September 26 evening update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

Credit: ABC Action News     Duration: 01:01Published
Tracking the Tropics | September 26 morning update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | September 26 morning update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

Credit: ABC Action News     Duration: 01:03Published
Tracking the Tropics | September 25 Evening Update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | September 25 Evening Update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

Credit: ABC Action News     Duration: 00:59Published
Tracking the Tropics | September 25, morning update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | September 25, morning update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

Credit: ABC Action News     Duration: 01:14Published
Tracking the Tropics | September 24 Evening Update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | September 24 Evening Update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | September 24, morning update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | September 24, morning update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

Credit: ABC Action News     Duration: 01:10Published
Tracking the Tropics | September 23 Evening Update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | September 23 Evening Update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

Credit: ABC Action News     Duration: 01:07Published
Tracking the Tropics | September 23, morning update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | September 23, morning update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

Credit: ABC Action News     Duration: 01:15Published
Tracking the Tropics | September 22 Evening Update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | September 22 Evening Update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | September 22, morning update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | September 22, morning update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

Credit: ABC Action News     Duration: 01:35Published
Tracking the Tropics | September 21 Evening Update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | September 21 Evening Update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

Credit: ABC Action News     Duration: 01:05Published
Tracking the Tropics | September 21, morning update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | September 21, morning update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | September 20 evening update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | September 20 evening update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | September 20, 10 am [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | September 20, 10 am

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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