Landings, a news publication for Maine's lobster industry, cited PNNL research examining the potential effects of electromagnetic frequencies from offshore wind and tidal power projects on lobsters.
Among the concerns about offshore wind turbines in the Gulf of Maine is the effect power cables running to shore will have on ocean species. The power transmission cables commonly used for offshore renewable energy facilities are AC power cables, though DC cables may be used in projects that are farther from shore. Both AC and DC cables produce electromagnetic fields (EMFs). 06.06.12 More