The Dutch government has formulated the ambition to increase the generation of renewable energy, among others by increased exploitation of offshore wind farms in the North Sea. To compose the generic appropriate assessment, Deltares has asked IMARES to provide an overview of the current knowledge on the spatial and temporal use of the North Sea by marine mammals that are protected under the Habitat Directive Annex II: common seal (Phoca vitulina), grey seal (Halichoerus grypus), harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena), bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) . In addition, white beaked dolphin (Lagenorhynchus albirostris) and minke whale (Baleanoptera acutorostrata) are treated (Annex IV).
|Place of Publication||Texel|
|Number of pages||59|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Name||Report / Wageningen Imares|
- aquatic animals
- marine areas
- adverse effects