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The entire platform would be supported some 20 to 25 feet off the waves on columns he calls spars, giant versions of the
Walter Munk and Harald Sverdrup. http://library.ucsd.edu/dc/object/bb81582389 Munk was also the first to determine why only
From a fisheries perspective, any option in which the structure or its fragments are left on the bottom, has the potential to cause physical interference with fishing activities, such as entanglement.
As if Africa didn’t have enough to worry about with the massive Ebola outbreak, scientists say the continent is literally splitting apart.
Luckily, Africans won't have to worry about their land being torn apart, at least not immediately. While ebola wreaks havoc
Upon approach, offshore oil and gas platforms appear industrial and lifeless -- devoid of any life, besides the humming of industry. Their potential to function as artificial reef systems seems impossible. Yet we have found that offshore oil and gas platforms provide one of the most unique artificial ecosystems in California.
Dr. Munk's patriotism and adventurous spirit led him to enlist in the U.S. Army, where he helped develop the revolutionary science behind the Sverdrup-Munk wave forecasting system. Its successful deployment during World War II helped General Eisenhower and the Allied Forces' landings save thousands of lives.
Platform A is the site of infamous 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara. Now, over 50 years later, when offered the opportunity to return to Santa Barbara to explore platforms A and C, Amber Jackson and I dove at the chance!
Rigs to Reefs, in which an oil company chooses to modify a platform so that it can continue to support marine life as an artificial reef, is rapidly becoming an issue of public concern, scientific study and policy debate.
Amber Jackson and I at Rig2Reef Exploration believe that there are many sides to any issue, and the complications associated
What we were able to take away from diving platform Gina was that these platforms are truly unique microcosms of life. They are not lifeless steel beams drilled deep into the substrate. These platforms are alive.
Those attempting to plan, or govern, in these areas -- be they local, regional, national, or international -- have not had these tools before. They have been thwarted by conventional inaccuracies, vested interests, ideological determinations that bear no relation to reality, and aggressive opposition.
The woman has not been charged. Instead, officers turned her over to County of San Diego Mental Health, KSWB-TV reported
Hundreds of square miles of ocean, just North West of Hawaii, are covered thick with floating human garbage. The ocean doesn't clean itself.