Refining Estimates of Collision Risk for Harbour Seals and Tidal Turbines

We’re excited to announce the release of a new report which updates how we can assess the potential impacts of collisions between marine mammals and tidal energy devices!

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Seismic shift in focus?

The issue of underwater noise as a form of pollution is gaining increasing notice with the general public, scientists and decision makers. Two new papers released in the past few weeks have focused on the issue of noise pollution and the use of seismic surveys (used in exploration for oil and gas reserves) which involves using loud sound pulses fired from compressed air guns to explore below the sea bed.

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SMRU Consulting

SMRU Consulting and NRW lead the way

Natural Resources Wales (NRW), working with a team led by SMRU Consulting and including other experts from the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) and the Scottish Association of Marine Sciences (SAMS) have recently published a new set of guidance on marine mammal surveying requirements at wave and tidal stream energy sites in Wales.

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