Offshore Wind Power and Wave Energy Devices Create Artificial Reefs

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Offshore wind power and wave energy foundations can increase local abundances of fish and crabs.

The reef-like constructions also favour for example blue mussels and barnacles. What’s more, it is possible to increase or decrease the abundance of various species by altering the structural design of foundation. This was shown by Dan Wilhelmsson of the Department of Zoology, Stockholm University, in a recently published dissertation.

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Source: Science Daily

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    Provides for tiny creatures, a place with safety features,

    Homes for little fishes, a place to be secure,

    For barnacles, seaweed and crabs this haven will insure.

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