Monday, August 4, 2008

Delaware Wind Project

State officials in Delaware gave the OK to a plan between Delmarva Power and a wind farm developer that may lead to the first offshore wind farm in the USA. Great news, I say.

But, just to get the ol' brain juices flowing, here are some lists of birds and sea mammals found off the coast of Delaware at different times of year (Look under "Lewes").

The Lewes pelagics usually head for the Baltimore Canyon, which is about 30 miles offshore, and the proposed wind farm would be 11.5 miles offshore. I'm not really sure what that means, but certainly a farm too close to shore or too close to New Jersey could effect birds migration to and from Cape May. Based on the map below, however, it doesn't look like that should be a problem.


About Us | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Blog Design | 2007 Company Name