Beachgoers in Western Australia can now receive alerts via Twitter when sharks are detected in coastal waters. Scientists have tagged more than 320 sharks with acoustic transmitters—those transmitters are detected by receivers at local beaches, triggering an alert on the Twitter account of Surf Life Saving Western Australia. The tweets include the shark’s description and its distance from the receiver.
Fisheries advise: tagged Tiger shark detected at 2km off Scarborough receiver at 11:11:00 PM on 30-Dec-2013
— Surf Life Saving WA (@SLSWA) December 30, 2013
Fisheries advise: tagged Bronze whaler shark detected at Garden Island (north end) receiver at 11:59:00 AM on 25-Dec-2013
— Surf Life Saving WA (@SLSWA) December 25, 2013
photo via Surf Life Saving Western Australia
via The Raw Story