28 Feb '15, 4pm

How offshore wind farms could change seabird behavior

You Can Make A Difference Save birds and their habitats with a donation to Audubon today. Donate to Save Birds Coming soon to the British coast: the world’s biggest offshore wind farm. A swath of 400 turbines, spread across 430 squares miles of sea, will be planted in the North Sea. The mammoth venture, called the Dogger Bank Creyke Beck Project, got the go-ahead last week from the U.K. government. A start date hasn’t been issued yet, but it will likely be several years before construction begins. Wind power has been on the rise in the United Kingdom; there are already 22 farms in the surrounding seas. But ever since researchers produced an extensive review of massive offshore farms and revealed that they alter the way seabirds behave, conservationists are taking a closer look at the Dogger Bank project. Aonghais Cook is a research ecologist with the British Trust for Orni...

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