Movement Patterns of Seals in Tidally Energetic Sites: Implications for Renewable Energy Development

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Title: Movement Patterns of Seals in Tidally Energetic Sites: Implications for Renewable Energy Development
Publication Date:
May 01, 2014
Conference Name: Environmental Impact of Marine Renewables 2014
Conference Location: Stornoway, Scotland, UK
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Hastie, G.; Benjamins, S.; Bird, A.; Clark, L.; Elliot, J.; Lepper, P.; Martin, L.; Moss, S.; Whyte, K.; Wilson, B.; Thompson, D. (2014). Movement Patterns of Seals in Tidally Energetic Sites: Implications for Renewable Energy Development [Presentation]. Presented at the Environmental Impact of Marine Renewables 2014, Stornoway, Scotland, UK.
Abstract: 

Proposed sites for tidal stream renewable energy extraction tend to occur in discrete locations, usually between islands, around headlands or at the narrow mouths of inlets. Such areas are also frequently used by marine mammals such that the overlap is one of the most pressing issues facing this emerging sector. This paper reports on a tagging study of harbour seals in a tidal channel on the west coast of Scotland and discusses the implications of the movements for tidal energy in such tidal channels.

 

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