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2002-2004, School of Ocean Sciences (University of Wales - Bangor), Predicting the displacement of common scoter Melanitta nigra from benthic feeding areas due to offshore windfarms

2002-2004, School of Ocean Sciences (University of Wales - Bangor), Predicting the displacement of common scoter Melanitta nigra from benthic feeding areas due to offshore windfarms

Topic categories:

Birds

Last series update:

May 2021

MEDIN approved

Industry:

Research

Collection date:

Jan 2002 - Dec 2004

Development:

COWRIE Research

Publication date:

May 2021

Organisation:

School of Ocean Sciences (University of Wales - Bangor)

Phase:

Pre-construction

Description

The environmental impact assessments of most offshore windfarm proposals raise the potential
effects on birds as an important issue. Offshore windfarms may affect birds in a number of different
ways including mortality due to direct collisions of birds while in flight and mortality induced by habitat
loss due to the avoidance by foraging birds of s...