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Ocean Marine Current
Ocean, Marine Current
This type of ocean power would harness the streaming currents that exist in the world’s oceans such as the powerful Gulf Stream in the Atlantic Ocean. These currents are so powerful that explorers sailing the Atlantic in the 16th century such as Ponce de Leon noted that often the stream of the water was more powerful than the wind, causing their ships to be still or even to move backward.

No installation has yet successfully been implemented to harness the oceans currents. While the available energy is quite vast, the difficulties for engineering systems in deep ocean water are also great.