Seals taking advantage of the wind farms for hunting grounds

July 22, 2014 / No Comments

Active wind farms in Germany and UK are being rendered by seals for hunting grounds for food. This act has shocked the scientists who saw the same via satellite trackings in the area. ive areas.

Seals taking advantage of the wind farms for hunting grounds Seals taking advantage of the wind farms for hunting grounds

A research in the journal Current Biology showed that seals encountered a series of pipelines making multiple trips in a day.

Far away from the coasts of Germany in Alpha Ventus, 4 out of 96 seals visited while 7 out of 22 reached the Southern England into the Sheringham Shoal wind farm.

It seems that the new quote now should be, Be Seal Smart, these seals are moving from one area to the other in the most comfortable manner possible.

Artificial reefs in the sea created by man made activities concentrate the fishes and crustaceans in these areas. As it seems the turbines work better than the reefs.

Studying the seal activity it is revealed that seal food concentrates at particular locations owing to turbine movements.

Scientists in the area are actually shocked by the disciplined straight line movement of these creatures along the turbines. Seals appeared to be checking out the area for potential prey and even stopped time to time to forage at certain points.

With more and more wind farms coming up the seals are more likely to be disturbed in all possible areas. The satellite tracking has revealed something that is so stunning and so shocking.