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Oceans Eyed As New Energy Source

The Associated Press reports on research being done to harness the power of the ocean to create renewable energy.

Oceans Eyed As New Energy Source

The Associated Press
Thursday, February 14, 2008; 6:26 PM

DANIA BEACH, Fla. -- Just 15 miles off Florida's coast, the world's most powerful sustained ocean current _ the mighty Gulf Stream _ rushes by at nearly 8.5 billion gallons per second. And it never stops.

To scientists, it represents a tantalizing possibility: a new, plentiful and uninterrupted source of clean energy.

"We can produce power 24/7," said Frederick Driscoll, director of the university's Center of Excellence in Ocean Energy Technology.

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