Murray Itzkowitz, Ph.D Professor and Chair Department of Biological Sciences Lehigh University Bethlehem, Pa I will be personally involved in assessing any risks associated with possible effects on marine life that might be created by the ocean energy turbine. It should be remembered that the turbine rotates at extremely slow speeds (between 2 and 20 rpm) and that the neutrally buoyant carbon fiber blades open and close at an equally slow rate.