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New Study: Fish Thrive On Oil And Gas Platforms

Francis YupangcoBy Francis Yupangco 5 years ago
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oilThis is an interesting article which seems counter-intuitive to what we would associate with the image of oil platforms. A new study from Occidental College, UC Santa Barbara, and the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management shows that oil platforms had 10 times the fish biomass to other, more traditional marine environments. The study surveyed oil platforms and seven different reefs through the years from 1995 to 2011. Fish population were counted in all of the areas surveyed. The Study revealed that the oil platforms were 27 times more productive.The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.

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