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Updated: 12/30/2013 7:38 am
AUSTRALIA -- Sharks in western Australia are using Twitter to warn swimmers when they are close.

Scientists have tagged more than 320 sharks, including great whites.

When a tagged shark swims within a kilometer of popular beaches, it triggers an alert to a computer.

The computer turns the shark's signal into a tweet. It gives the size and breed of the shark, along with an approximate location.

The project allows beachgoers to make informed decisions about going into the water.


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nativejax - 12/30/2013 9:14 PM
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I'm a grandma. and I joined it for the truth. The truth that the sorry NEWS stations won't report...I'm loving it..It opened my eyes wide to the Liars in our White House...Sorry thing about it is these same crooks are trying to silent Twitter too...God Bless America and God save the 1st Amendment.

FlSunRise87 - 12/30/2013 10:04 AM
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Love it! I'd totally join twitter for live shark feedback!
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