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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish0288

The Big Bang! An old non-producing oil platform is being removed by detonating explosives below the sea floor to sever the legs. The detonation occurred after a NOAA/NMFS marine observer conducted an aerial survey to assure no sea turtles or marine mammals were in the vicinity prior to the use of explosives.

Image ID: fish0288, NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Location: Louisiana, offshore
Photo Date: 2003 November 11
Photographer: Todd Kihle, NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC/Galveston Bay Lab

Category: NOAA 200th Photo Contest/

High Resolution Photo Available

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