Wind Farm Surveys Begin off Cape Cod, Vineyard
April 4, 2018
SouthCoast Today: Vineyard Wind will begin the third in an ongoing series of undersea marine surveys [off Cape Cod] in early April to gather geological and ecological information that will inform ongoing permitting reviews, according to a news release.
Information collected includes water depths, geology of sea floor, benthic habitat types as well as the presence of shellfish, eelgrass and other species. Areas to be surveyed by way of video surveys, seafloor sampling, sonar and boring samples include routes under consideration for submarine cables, including Lewis Bay, as well as the [designated] wind turbine area 14 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard.