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There are plenty of cod around a sunken oil rig. Photo: Jon Svendsen
A brittle star has occupied a subsea installation less than one year old. Photo: D. Jones.
Fishing vessels cannot trawl the seabed in areas with oil rigs. This creates higher biodiversity in areas with artificial structures. Photo: Jonas Teilmann.

2018.07.09 | Public / media, Press release

Oil rigs may end their days as valuable artificial reefs

A large group of international researchers have just published a scientific article in which they encourage environmental authorities across the globe to rethink the idea of removing oil rigs, wind turbines and other installations in the sea when they are worn out.