The headline read "Scientists worry energy projects may harm sea life." Oil and gas exploration in Arctic waters? Drilling in Bristol Bay? Renewed deep water operations in the Gulf of Mexico?
No. This story was about clean, renewable energy from the force of tide and waves -- energy that could be among the most efficient on the planet and about as green as you can get from the deep blue sea.
And we can have it for as long as the earth as we know it abides.
But there's a catch. There's always a catch. And that's the lesson in the story on Page A-4 in Tuesday's Daily News.
In this case, the catch may be that turbines and cables that catch and carry the sea's energy may disrupt the migratory and navigation abilities of sea life, from great white sharks to Alaska's wild salmon to sea turtles.
Marine scientists know a lot about the sophisticated sensory abilities of these creatures, but there's a lot they don't know. They would like a better baseline of information before tidal and wave projects proliferate.
We're a long way from proliferation, but the promise is tantalizing and patience hard to maintain.
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