Dangerous Australian Sharks Now Have Their Own Twitter Alerts

sharkSwimming in the shark infested waters of Australian got a little safer thanks to Twitter and acoustic transmitters. Scientists on the Southern continent have accessorized the fishy predator with transmitters to Twitter handle, @SLSWA (Surf Life Saving WA). The tweets contain information about the shark’s approximate distance from shore, its size, and specie, when known.

Here’s what they look like:

 

In a statement to Raw Story, a spokesperson for the SLSWA said, “You might not have got some of that information until the following day in which case the hazard has long gone and the information might not be relevant. “Now it’s instant information and really people don’t have an excuse to say we’re not getting the information, it’s about whether you are searching for it and finding it.”

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