Every year someone gets killed by a shark in Australian waters. With just under 36,000 km of coastline it’s not surprising that when we venture into the ocean some thing bad is going to happen.
A novel approach has been developed in Western Australia where over 300 sharks have been tagged with acoustic transmitters, so when one of them ventures close to shore it sends a tweet!
Fisheries advise: tagged Tiger shark detected at Leighton receiver at 09:23:00 PM on 4-Jan-2014
— Surf Life Saving WA (@SLSWA) January 4, 2014
The downfall of this system is that people may feel safe if there’s no tweet. I’d still be careful! I’m pretty sure that there’s more than 300 sharks floating around.