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*MALWARE ALERT*

Dr. Bonny Schumaker

While not unexpected the NAUTICAL LOG protection system, which is quite a good one, gave a MALWARE ALERT after some comments were opened for examination before publication. It has been some time since this has happened but we are always aware, it is one of the reasons why we no longer publish unidentified and undocumented sources. Suggest you check your own systems and always use a good protection system.

A trace back indicated that it appeared to be 'piggy-back' attached to a comment from a pro-SSCS reader. If this has been done and is confirmed as to whom attached the MALWARE then NAUTICAL LOG will publish the source. Of course this is not the first time this has happened and we have added additional virus scans on incoming comments with trace back to sources.

Naturally we are now more determined than ever to publish our opinions and your comments on the SSCS Pirate Group.

**Dr. Bonny Schumaker is a Director of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and has served in the SSCS vessels MS Steve Irwin and MS Bob Barker as a crewmember. In 2010 Dr. Schumaker reported that Pingvin Island does not in fact exist. Pingvin Island is shown on editions of International Chart #72, Australian Charts #452 & #4074 at 65 degrees 47 minutes South latitude, 81 degrees 55 minutes East longitude.
NAUTICAL LOG wishes to inform Dr. Schumaker that her comment was removed by the Administrator and no further comments from her will be published.**

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