Transmitters on sharks can help you avoid them

  • It's become even harder for sharks to get to people nowadays. Reports suggest that scientists in Australia have attached transmitters to over 320 sharks, which would tweet locations automatically and report if the sharks comes within one mile of the beach. 

    The transmitters are much faster than the traditional shark alerts. "You might not have got some of that information until the following day in which case the hazard has long gone," a member of Surf Life Saving Western Australia said. "Now it's instant information."

    Moreover, a researcher mentioned that these tags could result in providing a lot of scientific data. Six fatal sharks attacks within two years have inspired panic and shark-killings in the region. 

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