Company building wind energy farm off NJ coast to use buoys to study conditions, animals

A company planning a wind energy farm off New Jersey’s southern coast will deploy two research buoys to study conditions in the area envisioned for its development.
The devices from Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind will collect atmospheric and weather data in the area, as well as track the migration of birds, fish, turtles and other animals that live there.
The devices are due to be deployed next month.
The research comes as activity ramps up off New Jersey’s coastline to establish wind-powered energy sources.
Atlantic Shores and Orsted have proposed a total of three wind farms in the area.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.