Articles

“Will impromptu ecosystems thriving on the legs of Southern California oil rigs be spared?” Daily Breeze, June 3, 2017.

“Happy Fish Are Fueling a Battle to Preserve Offshore Rigs as Artificial Reefs” Los Angeles Magazine, December 1, 2016.

“OCEANS: Aging rigs sparks debate: removal or reef?” Greenwire/E&E Publishing, March 28, 2016.

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“Marine Life Thrives in Unlikely Place” New York Times, March 7, 2016
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“California’s Rigs to Reef Program: A Long Strange Trip” Guy Harvey Magazine, Spring 2015

“Impacts from Partial Removal of Decommissioned Oil and Gas Platforms on Fish Biomass and Production on the Remaining Platform Structure and Surrounding Shell Mounds,” September 2, 2015.

“Turning Oil Rigs into Diveable Reefs” Undercurrent.org, February 2015

“Artificial Reefing – The Blue Solution to America’s Aging Infrastructure?” National Geographic, November 6, 2014

“Tapping Into Life After Oil” National Geographic, October 28, 2014

“Study in Irony: Researchers Say Oil Rigs Are Great for Fish” Takepart, October 21, 2014

“Fish love skyscraper-style living under oil platforms” NewScientist, October 13, 2014

“California’s most productive fisheries? Offshore oil rigs” Arstechnica, October 13, 2014

“Offshore Oil Rigs Can Provide Prime Fish Habitat” High Country News, October 13, 2014

“Concrete Progress: Rigs to Reefs” Orion Magazine, October 2014

“The Plan to Turn Our Aging Oil Rigs Into Skyscraper-Sized Reefs” Gizmodo, September 12, 2014

“Oil Rigs to Living Reefs: La Jolla’s SIO students tout benefits of program for California” La Jolla Light, July 3, 2014

“Reefer madness: Turning oil rigs into reefs saves money and marine life. Yet many greens oppose it” The Economist, June 14, 2014

“Rigs to Reefs: addressing the future of offshore platforms in California” Mission-Blue, April 7, 2014

“Oil Platform Effect on Fish” Environmental News Network, April 3, 2013

“After the Oil Runs Out: Rigs to Reefs” Santa Barbara View, September 27, 2010

“Ocean legend Sylvia Earle says keep oil rigs as reefs” Deseret News, July 26, 2010

“What to Do After an Oil Rig Dies: California’s Quandary Time, July 8 2010

“Can Oil Rigs Help Sustain Marine Life?” KABC Los Angeles, March 27, 2008