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Author Wicksten, Mary K., author.

Title Vertical reefs : life on oil and gas platforms in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico / Mary Katherine Wicksten.

Publication Info. College Station : Texas A&M University Press, [2015]

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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource : color illustrations.
Series Gulf Coast books ; number twenty-seven
Gulf Coast books ; no. 27.
Contents The why and where of drilling for oil and gas -- The leasing process -- Rigs and platforms -- Natural reefs and banks compared to the platforms -- How life arrives at the platforms -- Visitors above the waves -- Below the water -- Biological invasions and platforms -- Resident animals -- Seaweeds and the basis of the food chain -- Life on near-shore platforms -- Life on platforms of the outer continental shelf -- Life on blue-water platforms -- Deep life on platforms -- Life on platforms at night -- Large visiting animals -- Recreational use -- Fishing -- Diving -- The fate of platforms -- General resources.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Drilling platforms -- Environmental aspects -- Mexico, Gulf of.
Marine ecology -- Mexico, Gulf of.
Artificial reefs -- Mexico, Gulf of.
Continental shelf -- Mexico, Gulf of.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Wicksten, Mary K., author. Vertical reefs. First edition 9781623493110 (DLC) 2015004797 (OCoLC)907621782
ISBN 9781623493127 electronic bk.
1623493129 electronic bk.