In a country where scientific research is already being put aside, if not intentionally even sabotaged, even more so in the marine area, every possible tool is needed. In the area of vessels, we are almost shipwrecked, with rare exceptions for some oases of competence and administration that have functional vessels in good condition and generating science.
But this is not the case at the Fluminense Federal University, the UFF. This vessel, which was acquired with public money from the UFF budget, still generated many and perhaps even greater expenses to be renovated and made available for research by the biology departments. But apparently only the departments that study degradation and decomposition may have information coming from the Sea of Tethys launch.
I was so sad, disillusioned and angry, feeling aggrieved in my pocket, because as a resident of Rio de Janeiro, I pay taxes that are reverted in part to this university.
So I come here to ask the person responsible for the case at UFF to send us information about what happened, how, why and at what cost to the public coffers for the purchase and renovation of such a speedboat to end up rotting and going to auction.
In the photos below, taken from the auction’s official website, we can see that some citizen angry with the waste of public money spray-painted changing the name of the vessel to Sea of Tits. The question that doesn’t want to be silent is: who is suckling in this Federal Fluminense Teta?!
Please send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will publish the answer here.
And meanwhile, the losers are the biology department, students, professors and researchers at UFF, who could be using this tool to monitor sharks, for example, and the general population, who lost a large sum of money from their taxes rotting in the middle of the bush.