Swimming 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:
Fisheries advise: tagged Bronze whaler shark detected at Garden Island (north end) receiver at 10:30:00 AM on 31-Dec-2013
— Surf Life Saving WA (@SLSWA) December 31, 2013