Year-round spatiotemporal distribution of harbour porpoises within and around the Maryland wind energy area

Wingfield, Jessica E.; O’Brien, Michael; Lyubchich, Vyacheslav; Roberts, Jason J.; Halpin, Patrick N.; Rice, Aaron N.; Bailey, Helen
PLOS ONE (2017)

Offshore windfarms provide renewable energy, but activities during the construction phase can affect marine mammals. To understand how the construction of an offshore windfarm in the Maryland Wind Energy Area…


Responses of bottlenose dolphins and harbor porpoises to impact and vibration piling noise during harbor construction

Graham, Isla M.; Pirotta, Enrico; Merchant, Nathan D.; Farcas, Adrian; Barton, Tim R.; Cheney, Barbara; Hastie, Gordon D.; Thompson, Paul M.
Ecosphere (2017)

The development of risk assessments for the exposure of protected populations to noise from coastal construction is constrained by uncertainty over the nature and extent of marine mammal responses to…


Harbour Porpoises on Horns Reef – Effects of the Horns Reef Wind Farm (Final Report)

Tougaard, Jakob; Carstensen, Jacob; Wisz, Mary S.; Jespersen, Martin; Teilmann, Jonas; Ilsted Bech, Nikolaj; Skov, Henrik
NERI Technical Report to Vattenfall A/S (2006)

The monitoring program on harbour porpoises at Horns Rev Offshore Wind Farm in the Danish North Sea, initiated in 1999, has now come to an end with collection of final…


Passive acoustic methods for fine-scale tracking of harbour porpoises in tidal rapids

Macaulay, Jamie; Gordon, Jonathan; Gillespie, Douglas; Malinka, Chloë; Northridge, Simon
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (2017)

The growing interest in generating electrical power from tidal currents using tidal turbine generators raises a number of environmental concerns, including the risk that marine mammals might be injured or…


Effects of offshore pile driving on harbour porpoise abundance in the German Bight

Brandt, Miriam J.; Dragon, Anne-Cécile; Diederichs, Ansgar; Schubert, Alexander; Kosarev, Vladislav; Nehls, Georg; Wahl, Veronika; Michalik, Andreas; Braasch, Alexander; Hinz, Claus; Ketzer, Christian; Todeskino, Dieter; Gauger, Marco; Laczny, Martin; Pipe, Werner
Report for Offshore Forum Windenergie (2016)

This study analyses the effects of the construction of eight offshore wind farms within the German North Sea between 2009 and 2013 on harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena). It combines porpoise…