Offshore wind turbines can live with corals happily together!
That follows scientific trials to grow juvenile corals on underwater steel and concrete structures at a test facility.
Scientists had previously warned about the risks that corals face as countries embrace a massive expansion of offshore wind.
It has been predicted that by 2050 nearly 75% of corals will be in a critical state because of human activities and the changing environment.
Coral reefs provide protection to coastal areas by reducing the power of waves hitting the coast – millions of species of wildlife also depend on coral reefs.
Mads Nipper, Group President and Chief Executive Officer of Ørsted, said: “Governments are preparing a significant expansion of offshore wind energy and I’m confident that if done right, the offshore wind build-out can support and enhance ocean biodiversity.
“If we succeed with ReCoral and the concept proves to be scalable, this Ørsted innovation could create a significant positive impact on ocean biodiversity.”
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