Study: Seals feed at offshore wind farms

Jul 21, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT
The harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) is released into the new pavilion at the Zoo in Usti nad Labem on October 7, 2013 in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic.
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Researchers conducted a study in which they tagged harbor seals around the North Sea with GPS trackers, and found that they have been using wind farms as feeding grounds. Scientists estimate that the wind turbines function as artificial reefs.

Background:

Seals 'feed' at offshore wind farms, study shows [BBC]

Offshore wind farms may be seal hunting grounds [Science News]

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