Tweeting sharks warn tourists about their approach, Roy Scheider owned

Twitter, as a medium, is effective to get updates instantly and to everyone. Little did we imagine that a day on the beach would need us to be ‘tweeted-up’ and ready to ensure we are safe from those infamous jaws that lurk our beaches. A group called Surf Life Saving Western Australia has used the smarter application of the micro blog to help alert authorities of nearing sharks. Tweets would be promptly shot out reading as, ‘Fisheries advise: tagged Bronze whaler shark detected at Garden Island (north end) receiver at 06:07:00 AM on 27-Dec-2013’ or ‘Fisheries advise: White Shark 2.5 – 3m, had been sighted at Rottnest 500m offshore from Pt Clune. Sighting @ 1535 Reported @ 1610’. The handle @SLSWA could pretty much be the one to hang on to for dear life!

As the last tweet suggested, in addition to automated detection and alerts, the service also allows manual detection and notification of sharks in the vicinity. It’s all needed because we do not have an overly concerned Roy Scheider to warn us anymore.

[Via - Adweek]