Scientists in Western Australia have figured out a way to have an early warning system in place for surfers in the area by having the sharks tweet when they get too close to shore.
Western Australia has the dubious record of being the hardest hit by shark attacks anywhere on the planet.
In the last two years alone six people having died due to shark attacks.
The scientists have outfitted the sharks with electronic transmitters that activate when the shark closes within roughly 1km of the shore.
A tweet is then sent with the shark details including the size, breed and approximate location of the shark. the tweets are sent from the ‘Surf Life Saving WA‘ Twitter account.
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
There are over 320+ sharks that are already hooked up to the system.