Articles | Volume 7, issue 2
Research article
04 Apr 2022
Research article |  | 04 Apr 2022

Artificial hard-substrate colonisation in the offshore Hywind Scotland Pilot Park

Rikard Karlsson, Malin Tivefälth, Iris Duranović, Svante Martinsson, Ane Kjølhamar, and Kari Mette Murvoll


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on wes-2021-123', Joop W.P. Coolen, 17 Dec 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Rikard Karlsson, 12 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on wes-2021-123', Jørgen Hansen, 17 Jan 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Rikard Karlsson, 12 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Rikard Karlsson on behalf of the Authors (16 Feb 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (21 Feb 2022) by Jonas Teilmann
ED: Publish as is (27 Feb 2022) by Jakob Mann (Chief editor)
AR by Rikard Karlsson on behalf of the Authors (03 Mar 2022)
Short summary
Distinct zonations with their own fauna and flora were observed. Algae and blue mussels dominated the structures from the surface down to 20 m, with tube-building fan worms and plumose anemones as the main colonisers found below. The park is in its "intermediate stage" and moving towards the "climax stage", with anemones covering most of the structures. The study was conducted to investigate if a floating wind park has the same fauna and zonations observed on traditional non-floating wind parks.
Final-revised paper