Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Should-Have-Been-Expected Benefit

So, we know that fish tend to frequent underwater structures - but somehow people are surprised that this includes offshore wind turbines.

The discovery was made by seal researchers, who spotted that some seals were visiting one column after another. To a seal, the bottom of a wind turbine is basically a buffet. Researchers are now suggesting that it might be possible to site and design turbines to increase this effect and benefit fish and other wildlife...and possibly even fishermen.

Plus.

Seals are cute.