A Little Under Water Did You Know

Oil rig platform. Many crustations and organisms live along the sturdy columns submerged in the ocean.

 Oil Rig Platforms

The submerged portions of oil platforms lure large numbers of marine organisms, especially where the seafloor lacks rocky surfaces that attract species requiring a hard surface.

In such places, hard platform supports may become home to thriving communities including corals and arrays of other invertebrates and fish. Platforms in warm and temperate seas have the most diverse marine life.

(Taken from the Illustrated Atlas of the Sea)