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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Wind farm site mostly empty

After weeks of surveying the offshore area and mapping the sea floor, followed by months of interpreting data and polishing a formal report on the project, Paul Rich, director of project development at U.S. Wind, reports the Shearwater survey vessel didn’t find much of anything on the leased site of a proposed wind farm off the coast of Ocean City.

The Shearwater, a 110-foot former Coast Guard cutter, was outfitted to serve as a geophysical acoustic survey vessel and spent weeks examining the site looking for evidence of archeological or biological importance this summer.

According to Rich, the Shearwater found neither.


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