Baker | Are coral beds protected from oil drilling?

Corals are a relatively new concern on the marine environmental radar and there’s apparently still quite a lot left to be learned about them — but that doesn’t mean they’re not important. Those zones have been closed to any fishing activity that involves gear coming into contact with the bottom. In an interesting twist, however, those fishing bans do not necessarily prevent oil companies from doing drilling or exploration around sensitive coral zones. [email protected] 07:49

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