Impact of Offshore Wind Farms on Marine Species
(Click to enlarge) Offshore wind turbines. (Credit: Andrzej Otrębski via Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0 )
Offshore wind power is a valuable source of renewable energy that can help reduce carbon emissions.
(From Science Daily / University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science)–Technological advances are allowing higher capacity turbines to be installed in deeper water, but there is still much unknown about the effects on the environment. In a recent paper, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science researcher Helen Bailey and colleagues review the potential impacts of offshore wind developments on marine species and make recommendations for future monitoring and assessment as interest in offshore wind energy grows around the world.
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