[Coral-List] Underwater videos Rigs

Gene Shinn eshinn at marine.usf.edu
Thu Oct 9 13:18:19 EDT 2008

This subject seems to have elicited many thoughtful comments. As for 
invasive species I wonder how many rigs are being towed around the 
world versus tankers and container ships crisscrossing the oceans?  I 
suspect this is another reason why we should find our own energy 
rather than have all those ships bring in invasive species. Might 
mention that there have been at least two National Academy of 
Sciences reports on oil in the oceans. I don't remember the exact 
numbers but on an annual basis it around 95% that goes into the 
oceans from shipping and land runoff.  Gene

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