Hydrokinetic Turbine Effects on Fish Swimming Behaviour




Hydrokinetic turbines, targeting the kinetic energy of fast-flowing currents, are under development with some turbines already deployed at ocean sites around the world. It remains virtually unknown as to how these technologies affect fish, and rotor collisions have been postulated as a major concern. In this study the effects of a vertical axis hydrokinetic rotor with rotational speeds up to 70 rpm were tested on the swimming patterns of naturally occurring fish in a subtropical tidal channel. Fish movements were recorded with and without the rotor in place. Results showed that no fish collided with the rotor and only a few specimens passed through rotor blades.


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- Biodiversidade das águas interiores e zonas húmidas;
- Biodiversidade Marinha


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


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