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Oil rigs may be fit for porpoise

发布时间:2019-04-03 05:11:02来源:未知点击:

By Andy Coghlan DEEP-sea oil rigs are havens for wildlife, according to a survey of porpoises visiting a rig in the North Sea. If confirmed, the findings may prompt a rethink of current regulations governing the fate of platforms in the north-east Atlantic and Europe. Previously, researchers had shown that coral, plankton and fish thrive on and around ocean platforms like oil rigs, largely because they provide shelter from the open sea and are no-go zones for fishing boats. Now it looks as though they may also support cetaceans. Victoria Todd of Ocean Science Consulting,