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How do Australians avoid sharks? They use Twitter!

The swimmers and windsurfers should be very careful in Western Australia, as in many cases sharks appear near the beaches. Within two years, there have been six deaths from shark attacks, which means that the information through newspapers and radio, as well as the checks via helicopter, are not enough.

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The Government of Australia has a new way of informing swimmers and windsurfers for sharks near the coast: Via Twitter. Scientists have managed to import transmitters in about 320 sharks, which notify a computer when a shark approaches a coast in less than one kilometer. Immediately, the computer creates a tweet with information such as the breed, the size and location of the shark and publishes it on the Twitter account, Surf Life Saving WA.

It's a very good decision by the Government of Australia, as there is no other means of spreading of the news than Twitter.

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