Offshore wind farms ‘leave lobsters unable to swim’

A marine biologist spoke to ELN about how the expansion of the UK offshore could harm lobsters unless protection measures are taken

‘Thousands of litres of diesel’ spilled near Galapagos Islands

A ship carrying 47 diesel barrels sank off the coast of one of Ecuador’s ecologically sensitive areas

Eni UK confirmed nearly 500 barrels of oil spilled into sea off the Welsh Coast

Energy Minister said authorities are working closely with Eni UK to “ensure the company fulfils its legal obligation”

Shell wins court case over use of seismic tests in whale breeding areas

Environmental groups had opposed the deployment of the technology in South Africa’s eastern coastline

How can offshore wind protect the oceans?

An £800k research project has been launched to see where offshore wind farms should be developed to protect wildlife and ecosystems

X-Press Pearl: UK marine experts to support Sri Lanka with pollution response following fire

Cefas will initially assist in the laboratory analysis of post spill monitoring samples, particularly plastic pellets and potential chemical contamination

Acoustic tech for wind farms proves whale effective

A technology to protect whales by deterring them from straying too close to offshore wind construction sites has proved to be effective. The Offshore Renewables Joint industry Programme (ORJIP) used funding from innogy, Ørsted, and Statoil to advance research into Acoustic Deterrent Devices (ADDS), which have already been found to keep seals and harbour porpoise […]