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Twitter used to warn swimmers in Australia of sharks

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Officials have found a tech-savvy way to try and keep people safe from sharks off of the coast of Western Australia - one of the world's deadliest regions.

Scientists attached acoustic transmitters to more than 320 sharks, ncluding Great Whites, to monitor their movements.
         
When a tagged shark swims within a half mile of a beach, it triggers a computer to automatically send out a Tweet stating the sharks breed, size and location.
         
Officials hope the information will help beach-goers make informed decisions and warn them to stay away from the area.

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