Effect of operational noise from offshore wind turbines on fish larvae

May 2023 – Alessandro Cresci and the team conducted an experiment – using drifting in situ chambers – to assess the distance at which cod larvae respond to the noise generated by operating offshore wind turbines as part of our ongoing project “Assessing the effects of offshore wind turbine facilities on fish early life stages“. See stories about this project HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Alessandro deploying cod larvae in a drifting in situ chamber
Gauthier (Felix) Lorillard, Lucie Campillo (both Master students) and Glenn Sandtorv (Technician) preparing to deploy the drifting in situ chambers
Guosong Zhang deploying the low frequency sound projector