Scientists have attached a bunch of electronic transmitters and doodads to over 300 sharks, and as a result they can see where they are as they do their thing in the water. Alerts are now in place when sharks get to like within a half a mile or so of shore, and this sends an automatic update to a Twitter account that belongs to Surf Life Saving Western Australia.
They’re @SLSWA if you want to check them out. As of this morning it looks like there’s a Tiger shark doing its thing near the City Beach receiver, so be alert!
The batteries in the shark receivers are set to last around 10 years, so there’s plenty of time for the sharks to continue their presence on social media well into the future. For those enjoying the surf and sand in the area be sure to follow the sharks on Twitter, and hopefully you will be friends online and not in real life.