Protecting Sealife

Protecting coastal habitats is vitally important to preserve the natural environment.

Potentially damaging activities should be avoided where possible and run-off water controlled at all times and sites should ensure that every effort is made to protect the existing ecology and landscape.

Sites have taken the following measures to protect coastal habitats:

  • Ensured that no effluent entered the water;
  • Generators were distanced from the water, to avert pollution in the event of a leak or spill;
  • Support boats were briefed on interacting with cetaceans (whales and dolphins);
  • No Anchoring zones were set up;
  • Holding tanks for sewage were specified for boats with toilets;
  • All boats including competitors boats were washed down prior to entering the water and also when they left the water, to ensure no non-native species were brought in or taken from the area;
  • A sound system was used that sends out low frequency sound waves to deter fish from entering construction areas when noisy works are planned.

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Learning Legacy - Lessons Learned from the London 2012 Games Construction Project; Monitor Report, Forth Bridge Crossing Contractors (FBC), October 2014.

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