New purpose for old oil rigs: Researchers suggest transitioning them to human-made reefs

(Natural News) In recent years, an increasing number of decommissioned oil rigs underwent conversion into artificial reefs that became habitats for marine life. Researchers recently evaluated the practice to help California residents and policy-makers make informed decisions about other aging oil platforms off the coast. There are around 6,000 oil rigs around the world. As the floating facilities go about the work of extracting oil…

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