Humpback Whale under Oil Platform (image) Wildlife Conservation Society Caption A humpback whale surfaces under the platform of an oil platform in the waters of Gabon. According to data gathered by the researchers from satellite-tagged whales, humpbacks traveling north from and remaining in the coastal waters of Gabon spent an estimated 41 percent of their time in the presence of oil and gas platforms. Credit T. Collins/Wildlife Conservation Society. Usage Restrictions One-time usage only Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.