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Abandoned Louisiana Oil Rig Becomes Unexpected Coral Reef

  • Aired: 1/11/2013
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This abandoned rig, miles off the Louisiana coast, hasn't produced oil for decades, but it has become an unlikely haven for aquatic life, a man-made coral reef of sorts that's become home to thousands of fish. Now, scientists and regulators are debating whether it should be removed - as the law requires - or if marine life is better served by leaving the rig, and protecting it.

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