Innovative Study Helps Offshore Wind Developers Protect Wildlife
A first-of-its-kind comprehensive study of birds and aquatic animal distribution along the East Coast of the U.S. better prepares this region for offshore wind development. The study provides two years of high-quality baseline data to wind energy regulators, developers, and other stakeholders. The data were gathered through a variety of methods to ensure a more complete data set. The study area consisted of 7,000 square miles of ocean along Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware coastline.
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