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Seals connect the dots to feed in offshore wind farms
Seals connect the dots to feed in offshore wind farms

As wind farms march out into coastal waters to meet energy demands, seals are learning to use them like local grocery stores, scientists say. A few wily individuals have been spotted prowling the grids of turbines, checking for fish congregating around individual pillars and stopping to feast when they find them. Scientists discovered this using GPS monitoring to track the movements of approximately 200 animals — including both gray and harbor seals — near offshore wind farms in Germany and Britain. Though only a handful of seals ventured into the farms, those that did often returned repeatedly and appeared to forage around wind towers, scientists said in a study published...

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