Gull GPS 'backpacks' assess Barrow wind turbine effects

Gull GPS 'backpacks' assess Barrow wind turbine effects
 

Gulls have been fitted with GPS "backpacks" as part of a project assessing the impact offshore windfarms have on birdlife.
The scheme will track their movements around Walney Island at Barrow, Cumbria where hundreds of turbines are located 12 miles (19km) off-shore.
The two-year scheme will see tracking tags placed behind their wings.
Researchers are studying birds from the South Walney Nature Reserve colony as well as gulls from town rooftops.
The project is being run by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and Danish firm Dong Energy, which is currently extending the... read more

 
18 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 34
Source: BBC
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