Sandeel field work underway!

8 May 2024 – Led by Alessandro Cresci and Guosong Zhang, the team successfully completed a complex experiment in situ to assess the behavior of early life stages of sandeel and how this is affected by exposure to oil, by exposure to low-frequency continuous noise (offshore wind operational noise), and by the cumulative effect of exposure to both oil and low-frequency noise. The work was conducted under the teams’s WINDFISK and KNOWSANDEEL projects.

Sandeel larvae in a drifting in situ chamber

Alessandro Cresci preparing to deploy the 3-D particle velocimeter