Potential Impacts of Marine Energy Development on Scotland’s Marine Ecological Environment

Marine mammals and basking shark

The potential effects on marine mammals and basking shark from underwater noise generated by wave and tidal device operation and drilling activities during installation of monopiles and rock anchors - download

The potential effects on marine mammals and basking shark from shock / pressure waves generated by wave and tidal energy converters - download

The potential effects on marine mammals from above surface noise generated by wave and tidal energy converters - download

Potential for collision between marine mammals and basking shark and offshore wave and tidal energy converters and associated moorings / support structures - download

Potential barrier to movement for marine mammals and basking shark due to the physical presence of wave and tidal energy converters and associated moorings / support structures - download

It is unknown whether the potential exists for cetaceans and basking shark to become entangled in mooring lines - download

Potential risk of entrapment of marine mammals and basking shark from wave and tidal energy converters and associated moorings or support structures - download

Direct loss of habitat used by seals and otters due to the installation of shoreline wave energy converters - download

Potential displacement of essential activities of marine mammals and basking shark due to the presence of wave and tidal energy converters and associated moorings / support structures - download