In Australia, sharks now tweet when they approach the beach

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Shark attacks in Australia are still a worry for beachgoers, especially following the recent deaths of surfer Chris Boyd in November and bodyboarder Zac Young shortly after. In the past, we've seen innovators in the country develop swimsuits that alledgedly deter shark attacks, but now beach safety nonprofit Surf Life Saving Western Australia is attaching trackers to local sharks, which send out a warning tweet whenever they come into close proximity with the beach. Teaming up with the Department of Fisheries for Western Australia, the charity is harnessing the existing Shark Monitoring Network to help locate white sharks. the species…

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