Thursday, February 28, 2008

Arrr, that be my warning buoy

Meteorologists are concerned that automatic tsunami warning buoys might be nicked by pirates.

From the article:

we've found [one of our] automatic weather stations for sale in Hong Kong.

Hopefully the Australian plate will have the good manners to stay still while the Australian government gets its act together.

2 comments:

Wayfarer Scientista said...

really? Who knew. We've got a few new ones out in the bay and so far the main danger seems to be being used by sea lions as a haul out.

Chuck said...

Indonesia in general has one of the world's worst piracy problems. I'd a thunk that they'd stick to oil supertankers and cargo ships, though.

I guess weather buoys don't shoot back.

Yet.