Tagged sharks “auto-tweet” when they get too close to shore

Tag the sharks with shore proximity sensors so the sharks tweet when they get too close to shore. Such a great idea.

In an innovative move to curb shark attacks, more than 300 sharks in Australia have been tagged with transmitters so that an automatic tweet warning is sent when they are dangerously close to the shore.

The unique project in Western Australia means beach goers can make an informed decision about whether to go in the water knowing a shark is nearby.

To give you a sense of the value of this project, check out this picture of some surfers in southern California (Manhattan Beach) with a photobombing shark. Yikes.

  • Billy Razzle

    Now setup an alarm on the beach that’s triggered by the tweets.

    • Where by “Alarm” you mean the Jaws theme song.

      • Billy Razzle

        Of course that’s what I meant.

  • Tavanimr

    The twitter feed for the shark alerts is https://twitter.com/slswa