Electricity travels remarkably well across long distances in the ocean. In fact, it’s a major reason why electricity is so important to modern day life. But how does electricity travel across the ocean? And what are some of the consequences of this? In this blog post, we will explore some of the consequences of electricity traveling across the ocean and how it affects our everyday lives. We’ll also look at some ways that we can use this information to our advantage, both practically and environmentally.
What is electricity and how does it work?
Electricity travels in the ocean at a much slower pace than on land. The average electricity flow in an ocean is about 1/5,000th the speed of a typical power line. Even though electricity flows slowly in the ocean, it can still cause damage if it accidentally enters a water body. Electricity can be deadly to both people and marine life if it’s discharged improperly or if there’s an outage.
How far does electricity travel through the ocean?
Electricity has been sent through the ocean as long ago as 1882, when an experimental submarine was used to send electric currents through the sea. The first commercial power line was built in 1902 and ran from New Jersey to California. By 1913, over 50 miles of power lines had been installed across the U.S.A. In England, cables connecting mainland Europe with offshore wind turbines were inaugurated in 1981. Today, there are over 4000 miles of electric cable extending out into the ocean!
After passing through the water, electricity travels on the surface of the ocean for around 100 miles before it starts to dissipate. This is because seawater is a high electrical conductor and electricity flows freely through it. However, beneath a certain depth – around 1000 meters – electricity begins to lose its ability to flow freely and instead accumulates in large masses called ‘seafloor current loops’. These currents can flow either clockwise or anticlockwise and can reach up to 8 miles wide!
When asked this question, most people would answer with a simple “far.” However, the true answer to this question is much more complex. Electricity does travel through water in some cases, but it doesn’t always do so easily or without some disturbances. In order to better understand how electricity travels through water and what effects it has on marine life, we need to explore the topic further. By doing so, we can learn how best to protect our oceans from potential damage and safeguard the environment for future generations.