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

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


We thank Cally Flemming, the skippers and crew of the HWDT vessel Silurian (particularly Dave Hannah, John Hill, Nic Davies & Lucia Lopez). We thank Russell Leaper for his input designing boat survey track methodology. We thank Drs Ian Davies and George Lees for acting in project steering roles, and Elaine Tait, Evanthia Karpouzli and Ian Walker for their funding support.


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