Laysan Albatross (IMAGE) University of California - Santa Cruz Caption Albatross species such as the Laysan albatross forage in waters offshore, and their ranges overlap with areas being considered for offshore wind energy development. Displacement from foraging sites and direct mortality from collisions with the blades of wind turbines could have detrimental effects on the populations of albatrosses and other vulnerable species. Credit Photo by Aspen Ellis Usage Restrictions For use only with news coverage of this research License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.