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Estimates of Collision Risk of Harbour Porpoises and Marine Renewable Energy Devices at Sites of High Tidal-Stream Energy

Published: 5 Nov 2014
Part of:
Marine and fisheries
ISBN:
9781784128746

The aim of this study was to investigate how often porpoises occurred in two areas of immediate interest for tidal-stream development on the west coast of Scotland. These two sites were the tidal narrows of the Sound of Islay (between the islands of Islay

Estimates of Collision Risk of Harbour Porpoises and Marine Renewable Energy Devices at Sites of High Tidal-Stream Energy
Footnotes

Footnotes

1. A third minke whale was sighted opportunistically during an acoustics-only transect through Area 1 (see Figure. 3B), but was not considered during subsequent analyses.

2. Note: A second run of drifters was performed in 2011 and provided much more spatial resolution on porpoise occurrence - see Appendix 2. Because this survey was funded using other resources the results were not included in the main body of this report.


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