According to CNN, researchers in Florida have begun efforts to see if currents from the gulf stream could harness energy for the state of Florida. As the US becomes more and more aware of the potential shortages of energy, researches are working feverishly behind closed doors to try and stay ahead of the population. It’s amazing to see existing concepts being applied in different ways. “The new ocean turbines have the same concept as turbines on land”, states CNN. Studies are now being done on the effects these rudders could potentially have on marine life. Because most of us do not see what lies beneath on a day to day basis, I wonder how patrolling the rudders might be necessary? It seems almost invasive to pollute a habitat with mechanical armatures, to benefit the “good” of the earth. I’ll be interested to hear the findings.