between biological samples taken from Aquarium animals through non-invasive
means and samples from stranded animals will inform much of the research.
Aquarium scientists with expertise in marine animal health and physiology
will develop non-invasive techniques to monitor health in wild populations.
The Aquarium’s rescue staff utilizes satellite tags through a project
in collaboration with Ørsted, Eversource, and the Atlantic Marine Conservation
Society (AMSEAS). Data from the Aquarium’s years of tracking will be compared
with data gathered during and after turbine installation to inform all
partners of any effects on marine life.
“All data obtained through our partnership with Ørsted/Eversource and
AMSEAS is incredibly valuable,” said Dr. Tracy Romano, Mystic Aquarium’s
Chief Scientist. “Our Animal Rescue Program contributes knowledge about
the health of these animals, reasons why they come ashore, their ecosystem,
and the environment overall and provides us an opportunity to tag them
to gather additional important data as they are released. This gives us
a much greater understanding of how to address a variety of issues that
impact our oceans and marine life.”
Revolution Wind is a 704 MW project that is expected to provide energy
for more than 350,000 homes in Connecticut and Rhode Island beginning
in 2025. It will be located 32 miles southeast of Connecticut, 15 miles
south of Rhode Island, and 12 miles southwest of Martha’s Vineyard. Turbines
for the wind farm will be assembled and shipped from State Pier in the
Port of New London. Two other offshore wind farms in the Ørsted-Eversource
also be shipped from New London to sites east of Montauk, Long Island to
provide electricity to New York homes and businesses.
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