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Rigs and Reefs: A Comparison of the Fish Communities at Two Artificial Reefs, a Production Platform, and a Natural Reef in the Northern Gulf of Mexico

Description: Final report comparing the fish populations of two artificial reefs, an operating oil and gas platform, and a natural reef in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Data regarding fish species, density of species, factors effecting biomass, and configuration of reef structures is gathered using visual survey and hydro-acoustics and then statistically analyzed.
Date: August 2003
Creator: Wilson, Charles A.; Pierce, Aaron & Miller, Mark W.

Economic Impact in the U.S. of Deepwater Projects: A Survey of Five Projects

Description: This survey report discusses deepwater projects centered in the Gulf Coast. Their study is interested in vendors or contractors supplying the equipment used on the deck and process in extracting oil. The authors are also interested in the socioeconomic effects of the oil extracting on local communities.
Date: May 2004
Creator: Stiff, John J. & Singelmann, Joachim

Labor Migration and the Deepwater Oil Industry

Description: This report is about how local residents respond to the presence of immigrants, in the ways in which migrants supply their labor and employers demand it, and in how migrants socially and economically incorporate into their receiving communities.
Date: July 2004
Creator: United States. Department of the Interior Minerals Management Service