Fish Prefer Oil Platforms to Settle

16.10.2014

Scientists came to this conclusion after finishing a research, which was held during 5-15 years. Ichthyologists decided to watch simultaneously natural reefs and oila and gas platforms. They noticed that fish, regardless of species, like to gather near such platforms, however it wasn't clear, whether thay live there or come there for some reasons. Scietists estimated their amount, size and weight.

Fish Prefer Oil Platforms to Settle

Thus the scientists found out that total weight of living organisms under the oil platform is 27 times more than in the area of natural reefs for the same period of time. Scientsts decided not to limit their study with Californian shore and made aatitional reseach experiments on different platforms in different places of the planet. The result was the same. Such a huge difference in natural and arificial objects can be explained by the fact that the oil platform has a larger square and the fish feels itself more free, By the way, the experiments show that the constructions shouldn't be disassembled, they should be leaved for ocean inhabitants. Of course, further studies should be made to prevent possible leaks.