Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Late to Catch onto the Anxiety Index...

I guess everyone but me has heard about the manatee that's been hanging around the Chelsea Piers. It's almost as cute and fun an animal interest story as the snakehead eel or the tanuki on the bus, but as troubling as the recent catch of a Mediterranean swordfish in England's North Sea.
Now, in both the cases of Manatee and Swordfish there are previous incidents of sightings of such creatures in Northern waters...but they are pretty few and far between. Two odd ones in one summer strikes me as a bit strange. So, I hope I've given you something to worry about, because gawd knows, the Middle East isn't enough.

3 comments:

Bartleby said...

From what I've heard it's a great time to be squid. Global warming is the likely reason that the biomass comprised of squid by is increasing by leaps and bounds.

yxduu said...

mysterious deaths of two security experts who had uncovered extensive spyware in their telecommunications firms Alternet

"...a highly sophisticated bug embedded in the company's mobile network. The spyware eavesdropped on the prime minister's and other top officials' cell phone calls; it even monitored the car phone of Greece's secret service chief. Others bugged included civil rights activists, the head of Greece's "Stop the War" coalition, journalists and Arab businessmen based in Athens.

...transmitted in real time via four antennae located near the U.S. embassy in Athens, according to an 11-month Greek government investigation. Some of these transmissions were sent to a phone in Laurel, Md., near America's National Security Agency.

Anonymous said...

More Giant Squid? No prob! That's more Buffalo Calimari for me!