Seals drawn to offshore windfarms

Seals are taking advantage of offshore wind farms to forage for food, research has shown.

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Norfolk: Seals drawn to offshore windfarms, study shows

Seals are taking advantage of offshore wind farms to forage for food. Credit: PA

Seals are taking advantage of offshore wind farms to forage for food, research has shown.

Data from tagging harbour and grey seals revealed the animals have been visiting the Sheringham Shoal wind farm.

The man-made structures in the sea create "artificial reefs" which provide homes to fish and crustaceans which the seals feed on.

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