New Biotopes in the North Sea Wind Turbines Create Artificial Reef

A slew of non-native marine species have made their home on the Alpha Ventus wind turbines off the German coast in the North Sea. Scientists say the oysters and crabs, among others, have not affected the structures.
The "Alpha Ventus" wind park, 45 kilometers (28 miles) north of the island of Borkum in the North Sea.

The "Alpha Ventus" wind park, 45 kilometers (28 miles) north of the island of Borkum in the North Sea.

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