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Sharks on Twitter

An item from the O’Reilly Solid Newsletter that caught my eye:

Surfing in West Australia? Check your Twitter feed first. 338 local sharks are on Twitter, and tweet when they get within .6 miles of shore.

Twitter messages

The Surf Life Saving WA Twitter Feed  -  @SLSWA

The sharks have been tagged as part of an ongoing Shark Monitoring Project undertaken by the Department of Fisheries to improve safety at West Australian beaches and help scientists better understand the movements of white sharks in that area.

Grey Nurse Shark

Grey Nurse shark, South West Rocks, NSW, Australia
Photograph © Richard Ling, via Wikimedia.