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The City of Port Adelaide Enfield is taking action to protect the people of Adelaide from the dangers of the deep by pledging to build the world’s first sea monster protection system in Port Adelaide, as announced on their social media this morning. HERE.
While 80% of the world’s oceans remain unexplored and some of the deadliest creepy critters are found right here in Adelaide, the council recognizes these dangers and wants to help prepare locals for the terror that lurks beneath the water.
As South Australia’s main port, Port Adelaide has a long history, with stories of what lies behind being told in pubs around the world.
The City of PAE is committed to the project and is taking steps to ensure the protection system is world class, further cementing South Australia as a place where innovative projects can be developed and established.
This project has been in the works for a number of years, with staff undertaking the scope of the project, while enlisting the help and support of naval and defense experts from around the world.
PAE City Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Kai Jeou said now is the time to take the stories seriously.
“The fact is, we just don’t know what’s out there, so it’s really important that we take these brave steps to protect not just our local community, but Adelaide as a whole, by planning for the unknown.
“Plans are already in the works and we will tap into the thriving local defense industry for the construction of this complex project.
“Final plans for the construction of the world’s first large defense robot were agreed at a meeting last Tuesday, with work expected to begin in the coming fiscal year.”
Research biologist Sally Ortega has been studying the deep for 20 years and applauds this bold project.
“Until now it was the thing of Hollywood movies, but the truth is that we have only mapped 20% of the ocean. As we discover new parts of the ocean every day, we talk about more and more of the discovery of a real monster from the deep, so it’s time for the government to take this seriously.
To save costs, Port Adelaide’s iconic lighthouse will be transformed into a stand and charging port to power the fight against whatever should arise on our shores.
It will also further cement the historic lighthouse as a long-term tourist destination in the harbour.
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