Argument: Marine life can avoid wave power systems/harm
- Debate: Wave power - pro argument.
Tom Thorpe of UK-based Oxford Oceanics. - "Marine life forms are more intelligent than what people make of them and can easily avoid such devices. Wave energy devices [generally] will not affect migratory patterns. They can only have positive environmental effects when deployed away from ecologically sensitive areas. Greenpeace has campaigned strongly and effectively for wave energy, which shows their view of its environmental credentials."