Noise kills dolphins
There are no mitigation measures that would safeguard our marine mammals. Noise can burst their eardrums, as a result of which they will not be able to locate food and will die.
This is why RWE's offshore turbine factory in Germany has been halted. I was appalled to read the statement by Devon County Council that made no mention of the serious effect to our marine mammals.
September 14, 2012
by Joanne Bell
in North Devon Gazette 24
I read shocking news this week regarding more than 600 dolphins found dead on a beach in Peru in April due to underwater exploration in relation to acoustic disturbance.
This should be taken very seriously by RWE npower renewables, Nick Harvey, the EU and the public regarding the notorious Atlantic Array project!
I have written to various bodies and organisations on the subject of acoustic noise regarding the "pile driving" when the turbines are driven into the seabed.
One thing is certain - noise kills mammals and fish!
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