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  •  Looks like an alternative to be explored (none)
    It is almost certain that these power plants would have some kind of unfortunate ecological impact.  The dam on the estuary reminds me of river dams.  We are only beginning to understand the scale of destruction caused by river dams.   The turbines look like they could injure sea creatures, and affect ocean currents, at least locally, which could affect the habitat.  Could it even affect the weather, if we got enough of them?   A lot to think about.
    •  They actually spin slowly, (none)
      at about 20 rpm, so sea creatures probably won't be harmed. But if they slow currents, sedimentation could be a result.

      "The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets" , Christopher Morley

      by Chris Kulczycki on Fri Nov 11, 2005 at 11:12:10 AM PST

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