Sensitive Hearing: Noisy Offshore Wind Park Scares Off Porpoises

3rd June 2010, Comments 0 comments

They might produce renewable energy, but offshore wind farms are a scourge for porpoises. Researchers have found that construction noise at a turbine site off the German coast has scared away the marine mammals, who depend on their acute hearing. A "bubble curtain" could protect the sensitive cetaceans from future stress.

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