Wind turbines and marine mammals

Something that has concerned us for a long time. At a meeting with a Marine Scotland consultation it was admitted that no research had been done although some was being commissioned at the time. Cart and horses come to mind. Up until then total reliance had been given to marine reports by the wind industry. He who pays the piper calls the tune. Certainly no post construction analysis had been done as the ‘story’ was better than the actual facts.

World Council for Nature


17 sperm whales stranded on beaches in a vast offshore windfarm zone



Authorized translation by WCFN of an article in French published here:
Éoliennes et mammifères marins

Sperm whales beached at Skegness - Jan 2016
These sperm whales, and three others, beached on the English shores of the Northern Sea; 12 others stranded in Germany and the Netherlands.


Sperm whale beached near wind farms of Lynn, Inner Dowsing and Lincs
On one of the whales stranded in England, anti-nuclear activists wrote a slogan to white-wash the wind turbines seen in the background.

Map of sperm whale beachings in the north Sea - Jan 2016
These whales were apparently members of the same pod, moving as shown above.

“Strandings are common in the North Sea but there hasn’t been one on this scale ‘in decades’, according to experts”.
The article, the map and more pictures are in the Daily Mail

Map offshore windfarms northern Europe
The 17 sperm whales died in areas of the North Sea that are saturated by sound and infrasound pollution emitted by ships and wind turbines. See the above map showing offshore wind farms…

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About Dougal Quixote

Slightly mad. Always believes a cup is half full so continues to tilt at Wind Turbines and the politicians that seem to believe it is their god given right to ruin Scotland for a pot of fool's gold.
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One Response to Wind turbines and marine mammals

  1. Dave Ward says:

    Another one has beached itself at Hunstanton this morning (the 4th):
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-35491621

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