2018-12-19
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/29409-apem-wildlife-moray-east-offshore-wind-farm-uk-seabirds-moray-firth-aerial-survey-scotland

APEM Finishes Moray East Aerial Survey

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Some parts of the Moray Firth in Scotland have been designated as special protection areas for wildlife because of the high numbers of seabirds that breed there.

Official Press Release APEM:

Moray East OWF wildlife surveys completed

APEM’s digital aerial surveys have finished gathering detailed data on marine wildlife for a major wind farm off the coast of Scotland.

Moray East Offshore wind farm will lie round 22 km off the coast of Caithness in the Moray Firth. Thousands of ultra-high resolution images have been captured over an area of about 1,400 square kilometres around where the wind farm is planned, as part of long term monitoring of local wildlife. Coastal parts of the Moray Firth have been designated as special protection areas for wildlife because of the internationally important numbers of seabirds that breed there. Puffin, guillemot, razorbill, herring gulls and black-backed gulls, kittiwakes and gannets are among the species that return to the area each spring and summer.... ... More: Official Press Release APEM

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APEM, wildlife, Moray East, offshore, wind farm, UK, seabirds, Moray Firth, aerial survey, Scotland







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