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Under an old oil rig, an undersea ecosystem flo...
This abandoned rig, miles off the Louisiana coast, hasn't produced oil for decades, but it has become an unlikely haven for aquatic life, a man-made coral reef of sorts that's become home to thousands of fish. Now, scientists and regulators are debating whether it should be removed - as the law requires - or if marine life is better served by leaving the rig, and protecting it.
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Under an old oil rig, an undersea ecosystem flourishes
This abandoned rig, miles off the Louisiana coast, hasn't produced oil for decades, but it has become an unlikely haven for aquatic life, a man-made coral reef of sorts that's become home to thousands of fish. Now, scientists and regulators are debating whether it should be removed - as the law requires - or if marine life is better served by leaving the rig, and protecting it.
Date: 7/11/13
Views: 53372
Video by:  NowThis News
 
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