Fish Assemblages Associated  with Platforms and Natural Reefs  in Areas Where Data Are  Non-Existent or Limited
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Since 1995, our group, first funded by the Biological Resources Division of the U. S. Geological Survey, the Minerals Management Service and most recently by the California Artificial Reef Enhancement Program, has conducted research on the fishes that live around the platforms and on natural rock outcrops of central and southern California. Our goals have been to determine the patterns of fish assemblages around both platforms and outcrops and what processes may have generated these patterns. In addition, we are attempting to understand the linkages between habitats among different fish life history stages.

Here we present a synthesis of the research we conducted between 1995 and 2001.

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Executive Summary
Brief History of Oil Development
Results & Analyses
Decommissioning Options & Issues
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