VIDEO: Underwater Life on Offshore Wind Turbines

VIDEO: Underwater Life on Offshore Wind Turbines

A North Sea wind farm has had hardly any negative effects on fauna. In fact, it can provide benefits for marine life. According to researcher Prof. Han Lindeboom and his colleagues at IMARES, part of Wageningen UR, and fellow scientists at Bureau Waardenburg and the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), the wind farm at Egmond aan Zee (OWEZ) provides an oasis of calm, for both fish and marine mammals, in a relatively busy coastal area. At most, a few bird species will avoid such a wind farm. It turns out that the wind farm also provides a new natural habitat for organisms living on the seabed, such as mussels, anemones and crabs; thereby contributing to increased biodiversity. Check out this video related to the research: 

Offshore WIND Staff, February 28, 2013; Image: Nuon

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