In preparation for the development of wind energy on the North Carolina coast, researchers are studying the ocean floor looking at the unusual array of rocky reefs that exist from 3-40 miles offshore in depths from 40-100 feet of water. What they've found is that these reefs are remarkably productive and essential to North Carolina's commercial and recreational fisheries.
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- What is the difference between coral reefs and rocky reefs?
- What is the importance of Rocky reefs to the North Carolina recreational and commercial fishing industry?
- How might offshore windmills impact the Rocky Reefs?
- What are the scientists in the film measuring?