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Sat Sep 7, 2019, 07:56 PM

Mysterious Underwater Thieves Steal 1,600-Lb. Observatory from Bottom of Baltic Sea

By Rafi Letzter - Staff Writer a day ago

It suddenly went silent on Aug. 21.



An image shows the frayed power cable, the only remnant of the observatory.(Image: © Forschungstauchzentraum der CAU)


A research station the size of a small car has completely vanished from the bottom of the Baltic Sea.

And it looks like the station's been stolen.

The observatory, which was run by the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, consisted of about 1,630 lbs. (740 kilograms) of equipment. Its job was to collect environmental data from the ocean floor and transmit that information to researchers on land.

But on Aug. 21, the station stopped sending data.

At first, researchers suspected something had gone wrong with the transmission. But divers went to check on the site and found that the entire Boknis Eck Observatory had disappeared, with just a "shredded" power cable left behind.

More:
https://www.livescience.com/who-stole-underwater-baltic-observatory-germany-geomar.html

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Judi Lynn Sep 2019 OP
PoliticAverse Sep 2019 #1
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 08:00 PM

1. "You're gonna need a bigger observatory".


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Sat Sep 7, 2019, 08:13 PM

2. Reminds me of the Bond film

For Your Eyes Only with the fight over the encryption device. BTW, I liked that film a lot. Too bad Carole Bouquet didnít appear in more films. She was smokiní.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 08:16 PM

3. Wasn't there a report months ago that Russia was set to attack underwater

Cables of other governments?

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