Update On Spy Disclosures
Fresh from a bout with the Press regarding disclosures of spying on financial institutions, Vice-president Cheney has taken up a new cause. The Reuters news agency has revealed operational details of yet another spy plot:
Scientists seek to spy on world's fish
Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:15pm ET
By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent
OSLO (Reuters) - Thousands of marine animals could be tracked under a $150 million project to understand threats to life in the oceans with technology perfected for supermarket checkouts, scientists said on Monday.
Under the scheme, scientists would implant electronic tags into creatures such as salmon, tuna, sharks, sturgeon, penguins or polar bears to register their movements via acoustic receivers on the floors of the oceans or via satellite.
"Today we know less about our marine life -- how these animals live, where they go -- than we know about the back side of the moon," said Ron O'Dor, head of the Ocean Tracking Network to be set up at Dalhousie University in Canada...
Cheney thundered his complaint, that "now the fish will know we are tracking them." He added, "this will cause them to seek new routes and hiding places, leading to frustrated fishermen around the nation." He implied that incidents of face-shooting will become more common, as tempers flare on streams and waterways.
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