One of the neat things about being situated on a peninsula is the incredible amount of resources that are afforded by the sea. Not only are we fortunate to be able to enjoy the food and recreation, but we can take advantage of the hundreds of currents that naturally form in the varying topography of our rivers, inlets and near shore waterscapes. Not the least of which is one of the strongest currents in the world.
The Gulf Stream has several access points along Florida’s coast before it goes too far off shore to take advantage of. Florida Atlantic University has been working for almost a decade on devices to harness, store, and transport energy from hydrological streams and currents found in the ocean back to shore.
I believe this research is a wise investment into the future of our energy independence.