Entrapment

Large marine animals feeling trapped by mooring lines, anchors, and export cables.

Entrapment

Arrays of floating devices may create a web of mooring lines, anchors, and export cables that can cause larger animals to feel trapped. These animals may be at higher risk of predation while trapped and may injure themselves in panic. Please note that floating devices will not have any loose ends, so entanglement is not possible. However, derelict fishing gear could potentially wrap around the lines and cause animal entanglement. Energy generation processes such as Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) and Salinity Gradient intake a significant amount of water, so there is also some potential that animals may be impinged on intake grates.

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Total Results: 31
Title Author Datesort ascending Type of Content Technology Type Stressor Receptor
A review of potential impacts of submarine power cables on the marine environment: Knowledge gaps, recommendations and future directions Taormina, B., et al. November 2018 Journal Article EMF, Static Device
Incidental capture of leatherback sea turtles in fixed fishing gear off Atlantic Canada Hamelin, J., et al. June 2017 Journal Article Sea Turtles
Predicting lethal entanglements as a consequence of drag from fishing gear van der Hoop, J., et al. February 2017 Journal Article Marine Mammals, Socio-economics, Fishing
Entanglement is a costly life-history stage in large whales van der Hoop, J., Corkeron, P., Moore, M. January 2017 Journal Article Marine Mammals, Socio-economics, Fishing
Swimming kinematics and efficiency of entangled North Atlantic right whales van der Hoop, J., et al. January 2017 Journal Article Marine Mammals, Socio-economics, Fishing
Annex IV 2016 State of the Science Report: Environmental Effects of Marine Renewable Energy Development Around the World Copping, A., et al. April 2016 Report Marine Energy general, Tidal, Wave Dynamic Device, EMF, Energy Removal, Noise, Static Device Benthic Invertebrates, Birds, Ecosystem, Farfield Environment, Fish, Marine Mammals, Nearfield Habitat, Sea Turtles, Socio-economics
Drag from fishing gear entangling North Atlantic right whales van der Hoop, J., et al. April 2016 Journal Article Marine Mammals
Effects of fishing rope strength on the severity of large whale entanglements Knowlton, A., et al. April 2016 Journal Article Marine Energy general Marine Mammals, Socio-economics, Fishing
Drivers and Annual Estimates of Marine Wildlife Entanglement Rates: A Long-Term Case Study with Australian Fur Seals McIntosh, R., et al. December 2015 Journal Article Marine Mammals
Assessment of Entanglement Risk to Marine Megafauna due to Offshore Renewable Energy Mooring Systems Harnois, V., et al. September 2015 Journal Article Marine Energy general, Wind Energy general, Offshore Wind Static Device Marine Mammals
How we all kill whales Moore, M. June 2014 Journal Article Marine Energy general Marine Mammals, Socio-economics, Fishing
Understanding the Potential for Marine Megafauna Entanglement Risk from Marine Renewable Energy Developments [Presentation] Benjamins, S., et al. May 2014 Presentation Marine Energy general Marine Mammals
U.S. West Coast Large Whale Entanglement Information Sharing Workshop Report NOAA Fisheries March 2014 Report Static Device Marine Mammals
Understanding the Potential for Marine Megafauna Entanglement Risk from Marine Renewable Energy Developments Benjamins, S., et al. January 2014 Report Marine Energy general, Wind Energy general, Offshore Wind Static Device Marine Mammals
Biological and Existing Data Analysis to Inform Risk of Collision and Entanglement Hypotheses Kropp, R. December 2013 Report Marine Energy general, Wave Static Device Marine Mammals
Understanding the co-occurrence of large whales and commercial fixed gear fisheries off the west coast of the United States Saez, L., et al. September 2013 Report Marine Energy general Marine Mammals, Socio-economics, Fishing
Lethal entanglement in baleen whales Cassoff, R., et al. October 2011 Journal Article Marine Mammals
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Environmental Impacts NOAA Office of Ocean & Coastal Resource Management January 2010 Report Marine Energy general, OTEC Chemicals, EMF Ecosystem, Nearfield Habitat
Whale Entanglements With Submarine Telecommunication Cables Wood, M., Carter, L. October 2008 Journal Article Marine Energy general Marine Mammals
Modeling whale entanglement injuries: An experimental study of tissue compliance, line tension, and draw-length Winn, J., et al. April 2008 Journal Article Marine Mammals
Experimental Modeling of Large Whale Entanglement Injuries Woodward, B., et al. April 2006 Journal Article Dynamic Device Marine Mammals
Fishing Gear Involved in Entanglements of Right and Humpback Whales Johnson, A., et al. October 2005 Journal Article Marine Mammals
Estimating humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) entanglement rates on the basis of scar evidence Robbins, J., Mattila, D. May 2004 Report Marine Energy general Marine Mammals, Socio-economics, Fishing
An evaluation of gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) mortality incidental to fishing operations in British Columbia, Canada Baird, R., et al. January 2002 Journal Article Marine Energy general Marine Mammals
Mortality and Serious Injury of Northern Right Whales (Eubalaena glacialis) in the Western North Atlantic Ocean Knowlton, A., Kraus, S. January 2001 Journal Article Dynamic Device Marine Mammals
A Comparative Review of Entrainment Survival Studies at Power Plants in Estuarine Environments Mayhew, D., et al. September 2000 Journal Article Marine Energy general
Diving behaviour of harbour porpoises, Phocoena phocoena Westgate, A., et al. May 1995 Journal Article Marine Mammals
A Review of Cetacean and Pinniped Mortality in Coastal Fisheries Along the West Coast of the USA and Canada and the East Coast of the Russian Federation Barlow, J., et al. November 1994 Journal Article Marine Energy general Marine Mammals, Socio-economics, Fishing
Cetacean entanglement in fishing gear Hofman R. March 1990 Journal Article Marine Energy general Marine Mammals, Socio-economics, Fishing
Entanglements of Baleen Whales in Fishing Gear off Southern California Heyning, J., Lewis, T. January 1990 Journal Article Marine Energy general Marine Mammals, Socio-economics
Whales entangled in deep sea cables Heezen, B. January 1957 Journal Article Marine Mammals
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