As Offshore Wind and Seabirds

This article discusses how offshore wind farms can be sited to minimize the deaths of birds. For the past five years, Caleb Spiegel, a biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, has worked with other agencies and researchers to tag and track hundreds of seabirds from three species—northern gannets, surf scoters, and red-throated loons—as they flit from the Arctic down to the Gulf of Mexico. Spiegel says the information gathered by the Fitbit-looking satellite tags can help industry and government make smart decisions about where turbines are built.

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