Jaws Gets a Twitter Account

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Proving that Australians learned nothing from the fate of Steve Irwin, NPR reports that 338 sharks off the coast of Western Australia have been tagged with gps transmitters that send out a signal when the sharks come within half of a mile of the beach. That signal also posts a tweet to the Surf Life Saving Western Australia Twitter account with the size, species, and location of the shark.

This is a novel concept, especially if you have a cellphone that is coated with waterproof Liquipel, but personally, I think Bethany Hamilton will still be a bit skeptical of this new technology.