Observations from a life in progress…..
Whale Deaths And Wind Farms – The Facts That Cannot Be Ignored
* Fishing Industry Cleared Of Sperm Whale Deaths
* Royal Navy Denies Any Responsibility For Strandings
* Wind Industry Experts Admit That Turbine Noise Can Affect WhalesI was criticised by many after I wrote a recent blog piece suggesting that the unusually high mortality rate of marine mammals over the past few years might have something to do with the proliferation of offshore wind farms. I was accused of having a ‘basic level of logic‘ and an ‘uninformed opinion‘. Interestingly much of the criticism (as usual) came from those with an investment in the wind industry…
There has been precious little independent research into the subject.
An ongoing investigation into this year’s huge increase in whale strandings is being carried out by the UK and Scottish governments, neither exactly neutral on the subject of wind farms with both governments heavily invested in offshore energy projects.
1000 Whales Dead This Year
Royal Navy Denies Its Sonar To Blame
Study Suggests Fishing Industry Not To Blame For Sperm Whale Strandings
2,590 Turbines In North Sea – And Many Unexplained Whale Deaths
“Wind Turbine Operation Creates Noise That May Affect Cetaceans” – 2004 Report
“Noise From Wind Farms Can Overlap With Communication Signals Of Marine Mammals”
2016: Strandings Again Linked With Wind Farm Activity
Online Trolling Of Those Who Dare Question The Wind Industry
Independent Research Needed – Before Any Further Offshore Wind Farm Development