Fisheries Researchers Map Habitats for Offshore Wind Development

NOAA Fisheries researchers are helping federal managers and developers with offshore wind energy. Scientists spent four years building a database of information, including water temperatures, topography, sediments, currents, and marine life for the eight Wind Energy Areas authorized by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management along the East Coast. This research is meant to be a baseline level helpful for planning and to determine what needs further investigation and monitoring.

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