2017-11-20
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/25575-rspb-seabird-offshore

New study analyses movements of seabirds

The study will help determining the impact of offshore wind farms to the wildlife of the UK

Official Press Release RSPB:

Mystery of birds’ movements at sea solved

New research reveals unprecedented insights into where British and Irish breeding seabirds go when they’re not on land, providing critical information to inform future management of UK seas post-Brexit / The five year project GPS-tracked over 1300 breeding seabirds of four species from a number of colonies in Britain and Ireland allowing conservationists to predict where seabirds from all of the region’s colonies go to find food / The new maps will be used to assess potential impacts from offshore wind farms, pollution and other human activities on breeding seabirds, helping to protect these threatened species

Experts have used GPS-tracking and computer models on an unprecedented scale to map where British and Irish breeding seabirds go to feed, revealing unique insights into... More

Keywords:
RSPB, seabird, offshore
Author:
Windfair Editors
Source:
RSPB





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