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Rigs to reefs: the thriving marine life on decommissioned oil platforms

A few miles off the coast of California, the Eureka oil rig is thriving with marine life, and it’s not the only one. Keeping decommissioned oil rigs in the water is a growing trend, giving rise to some of the richest marine ecosystems on the planet. Could this be an answer to the environmental and economic difficulties oil companies face with the decommissioning of rigs?

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