This report describes the results of the aerial seal surveys of the seal population around Nysted Offshore Wind Farm from 2002-2005. This was done to investigate if seals tend to avoid the disturbance from the wind farm, and use alternative seal sites further away from the wind farm than before the construction. Rødsand seal sanctuary, lies 4 km away from the wind farm, and is therefore the closest land site for seals in the area. Rødsand and five other seal haulout sites in the area are believed to hold a closed harbour seal population with little exchange to other harbour seal populations (management area 4).
Final Report on Aerial Monitoring of Seals near Nysted Offshore Wind Farm
Title: Final Report on Aerial Monitoring of Seals near Nysted Offshore Wind Farm
April 01, 2006
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Teilmann, J.; Carstensen, J.; Dietz, R.; Edrén, S.; Andersen, S. (2006). Final Report on Aerial Monitoring of Seals near Nysted Offshore Wind Farm. Report by National Environmental Research Institute (NERI). pp 41.