Harbour porpoise responses to pile driving at the Horns Rev II offshore wind farm in the Danish North Sea
During summer 2008, 92 monopile foundations of 3.9 m diameter were rammed into the seabed of the Danish North Sea west of Esbjerg to construct the offshore wind farm Horns Rev II. The aim of this study was to investigate the spatial and temporal scale of the effects of underwater noise from pile driving on harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena). Using passive acoustic monitoring devices (T-PODs) to record porpoise echolocation clicks, we found a clear impact of pile driving activities during construction of the wind farm on porpoise acoustic activity.
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- Biodiversidade Marinha
- Avaliação do Impacto Ambiental, Planos de Gestão Ambiental, Planos de Contrabalanços da Biodiversidade, e afins
- Avaliação de impactos
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