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The Resource Vertical reefs : life on oil and gas platforms in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico, Mary Katherine Wicksten

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

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Vertical reefs : life on oil and gas platforms in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico
Title
Vertical reefs
Title remainder
life on oil and gas platforms in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico
Statement of responsibility
Mary Katherine Wicksten
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a clear night, the bright lights of oil platforms sparkle in the Gulf of Mexico. Thousands of these platforms off the coasts of Texas and Louisiana play an important role in the lives of underwater species who find food, shelter, and permanent homes in the ecosystem created by these big, three-dimensional structures standing on the flat sea floor. They may also play lesser-known roles "above the waves" in the migration of birds and even insects. Tapping into years of diving experience, marine biologist Mary Wicksten looks at the inhabitants and visitors of these "vertical reefs", explaining
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Cataloging source
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Wicksten, Mary K
Dewey number
577.7/272
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH545.D75
LC item number
W53 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Gulf Coast books
Series volume
number twenty-seven
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drilling platforms
  • Marine ecology
  • Artificial reefs
  • Continental shelf
  • NATURE
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Artificial reefs
  • Continental shelf
  • Drilling platforms
  • Marine ecology
  • Gulf of Mexico
Label
Vertical reefs : life on oil and gas platforms in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico, Mary Katherine Wicksten
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
914255722
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781623493127
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
815406
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)914255722
Label
Vertical reefs : life on oil and gas platforms in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico, Mary Katherine Wicksten
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
914255722
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781623493127
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
815406
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)914255722

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