Publications

Gillespie, Douglas, Gordon Hastie, Jessica Montabaranom, Emma Longden, Katie Rapson, Anhelina Holoborodko, and Carol Sparling. 2023. “Automated Detection and Tracking of Marine Mammals in the Vicinity of Tidal Turbines Using Multibeam Sonar” Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 11, no. 11: 2095. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse11112095 

Gillespie, Douglas, Laura Palmer, Jamie Macaulay, Carol Sparling, and Gordon Hastie. “Harbour Porpoises Exhibit Localized Evasion of a Tidal Turbine.” Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 31, no. 9 (2021): 2459–68. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3660.

Palmer, Laura, Douglas Gillespie, Jamie D.J. MacAulay, Carol E. Sparling, Debbie J.F. Russell, and Gordon D. Hastie. “Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) Presence Is Reduced during Tidal Turbine Operation.” Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 31, no. 12 (2021): 3543–53. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3737.

Onoufriou, Joe, Debbie J.F. Russell, Dave Thompson, Simon E. Moss, and Gordon D. Hastie. “Quantifying the Effects of Tidal Turbine Array Operations on the Distribution of Marine Mammals: Implications for Collision Risk.” Renewable Energy 180 (2021): 157–65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2021.08.052.

Gillespie, Douglas, Laura Palmer, Jamie Macaulay, Carol Sparling, and Gordon Hastie. “Passive Acoustic Methods for Tracking the 3D Movements of Small Cetaceans around Marine Structures.” PLoS ONE 15, no. 5 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0229058.

Hastie, Gordon D., Matt Bivins, Alex Coram, Jonathan Gordon, Pauline Jepp, Jamie MacAulay, Carol Sparling, and Douglas Gillespie. “Three-Dimensional Movements of Harbour Seals in a Tidally Energetic Channel: Application of a Novel Sonar Tracking System.” Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 29, no. 4 (2019): 564–75. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3017.

Hastie, Gordon D., Gi‐Mick Wu, Simon Moss, Pauline Jepp, Jamie MacAulay, Arthur Lee, Carol E. Sparling, Clair Evers, and Douglas Gillespie. “Automated detection and tracking of marine mammals: A novel sonar tool for monitoring effects of marine industry.” Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 29 (2019): 119-130.  https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3103

Onoufriou, Joe, Andrew Brownlow, Simon Moss, Gordon Hastie, and Dave Thompson. “Empirical Determination of Severe Trauma in Seals from Collisions with Tidal Turbine Blades.” Journal of Applied Ecology 56, no. 7 (2019): 1712–24. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13388.

Hastie, Gordon D., Debbie J.F. Russell, Paul Lepper, Jim Elliott, Ben Wilson, Steven Benjamins, and Dave Thompson. “Harbour Seals Avoid Tidal Turbine Noise: Implications for Collision Risk.” Journal of Applied Ecology 55, no. 2 (2018): 684–93. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.12981.

Macaulay, Jamie, Jonathan Gordon, Douglas Gillespie, Chloë Malinka, and Simon Northridge. “Passive Acoustic Methods for Fine-Scale Tracking of Harbour Porpoises in Tidal Rapids.” The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 141, no. 2 (2017): 1120–32. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.4976077.

A grey seal tagged with a GPS tag that will record its behaviour within the tidal turbine site

Grey seals in Parliament Cave, Anglesey, a popular haulout site

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