July 15, 2011

Scientists cry help

TG Daily "Scientists are turning to the Australian and US navies to help protect them from Somali pirates in the western Indian ocean." by Kate Taylor

'They say they've been unable to carry out their Argo ocean and climate monitoring program, in which 3,000 robotic instruments observe conditions such as heat and salinity in the top 2,000 metres of the ocean.

'"We have not been able to seed about one quarter of the Indian Ocean since the increase in the piracy, and that has implications for understanding a region of influence in Australian and south Asian weather and climate," says CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship scientist, Dr Ann Thresher.'

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