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High flying birds at greater risk of collision with offshore wind turbines


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New research reveals that most seabirds fly near the sea surface, avoiding collision with wind turbines by flying under the blades. Those birds that fly higher above the sea are at greater risk of collision. Building offshore turbines higher above the sea surface, or installing fewer large turbines instead of several smaller turbines, would reduce the number of seabirds colliding with turbines.

 

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