Project about wildlife at Block Island Wind Farm starts

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Cutting-edge technology will help scientists track bird and bat offshore activity

Official Press Release Deepwater Wind:

Cutting-Edge Technology at Block Island Wind Farm Helping Scientists Track Bird and Bat Activity Offshore

Project will aid researchers from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, URI and UMass as they study migration of Atlantic Coast species

Deepwater Wind is partnering with researchers from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the University of Rhode Island (URI) and the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst to assist in their studies of bird and bat activity off the Atlantic Coast. The studies, funded by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), provide data on offshore movements of high priority species to inform conservation efforts. In August, Deepwater Wind installed a wildlife tracking station on the easternmost foundation platform at the Block Island Wind Farm, three miles off the coast of Block Island, R.I. The tracking station contains four antennas,... ... More: Official Press Release Deepwater Wind

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