Posted on May 23, 2022
𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗹𝗮𝘂𝘄𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗮𝗿𝗺 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗮 𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝘀𝘂𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀!
In 2020 oyster tables were placed at the base of four wind turbines to investigate whether oysters can survive and form reefs in these circumstances.
A team of researchers went to the Borssele III & IV wind farms to monitor the flat oysters. 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝘃𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝟵𝟲%!
Ecologist Renate Olie is enthusiastic: “𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘴𝘬𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘺𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘪𝘨𝘩, 𝘴𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘯𝘦𝘸𝘴.”