Sharks In Australia Begin Sending Their Own Tweets
A new program uses shark location tags to instantly alert swimmers and surfers if a large shark gets within a kilometer of the beach.By Steven Sparkman | December 26, 2013
Western Australians are putting sharks on Twitter — and no, it's not a joke. In fact, it could save lives.
While there's already a shark on the site, doing things like swimming, lurking and following Seal, this new feed is different: it tells surfers and swimmers when a large shark is approaching the Western Australian shore. (Via Twitter / @TheAverageShark, @SLSWA)
"Scientists have attached transmitters to well over 300 sharks like this 4-meter-long great white. When a tagged shark swims within about a kilometer of the beach, it triggers an alert." (Via Sky News)