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Vertical reefs : life on oil and gas platforms in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico

Author: Mary K Wicksten
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: Gulf Coast books, no. 27.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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While most people may never experience the undersea world of oil platforms, this book will bring a better understanding of it to any teacher, beachgoer, angler, diver, or coastal resident who ever  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wicksten, Mary K.
Vertical reefs.
(DLC) 2015004797
(OCoLC)907621782
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary K Wicksten
ISBN: 9781623493127 1623493129
OCLC Number: 914255722
Description: 1 online resource : color illustrations.
Contents: The why and where of drilling for oil and gas --
The leasing process --
Rigs and platforms --
Natural reefs and banks compared to the platforms --
How life arrives at the platforms --
Visitors above the waves --
Below the water --
Biological invasions and platforms --
Resident animals --
Seaweeds and the basis of the food chain --
Life on near-shore platforms --
Life on platforms of the outer continental shelf --
Life on blue-water platforms --
Deep life on platforms --
Life on platforms at night --
Large visiting animals --
Recreational use --
Fishing --
Diving --
The fate of platforms --
General resources.
Series Title: Gulf Coast books, no. 27.
Responsibility: Mary Katherine Wicksten.

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