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Twitter feed @SLSWA warns of sharks in area

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 27 December, 2013 - An Australian effort to protect beaches from nearby sharks allows tagged sharks to transmit sonar signals to a special Twitter feed when they get near the shore. So far scientists have tagged 320 sharks under the monitoring program.

As those sharks approach the beach, their sonar device relays a signal to beacons along the shore, which then instantly sends a tweet to swimmers and surfers via Twitter feed @SLSWA, warning them that there’s a shark in their area.

The tweet also gives the shark's size and breed along with its location.

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