Marine Mammal and Seabird Surveys, Tidal Energy Demonstration Site - Minas Passage, 2010

To gather information on marine mammals and seabirds in the vicinity of the tidal demonstration site, FORCE carried out baseline and first-year monitoring studies in 2008 & 2009 respectively. From May to November 2010, a series of one-day shore-based observational surveys for marine mammals and seabirds at the Fundy Tidal Power Demonstration Site, as well as two vessel-based surveys reaching from the outer Minas Basin to Cape Spencer, were undertaken to provide additional baseline as well as environmental monitoring information to assess potential impacts of the project. Shore-based surveys took place in May (1, 13 & 27) and on June 12, October 23, and November 13 & 22, 2010, and vessel-based surveys took place on July 19 and August 18, 2010.  

Submitted by: Envirosphere Consultants Limited Windsor, Nova Scotia  
Authors: Patrick L. Stewart, Fulton L. Lavender and Heather A. Levy 

This resource is also included as an Appendix 3 in the 2009-2011 Environmental Effects Monitoring Report