Could windfarm projects cause Norfolk mussel population to die of stress? #ENG

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New research has suggested that Norfolk’s famous mussel population could be at risk if precautions aren’t taken to limit noise from the creation of offshore wind farms. Marine scientists from Edinburgh’s Napier and Heriot Watt universities have discovered that the molluscs can detect changing sound levels in their environment. The research showed that increased levels of noise impacts the shellfish’s DNA, meaning it grows slower and spends more time filtering algae – making it more vulnerable to predators. And with . . .

Read More: https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2019/07/13/could-windfarm-projects-cause-norfolk-mussel-population-to-die-of-stress/

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