You can now track tagged shark and shark sightings reported by life guards, the public and other agencies in Western Australia at http://www.sharksmart.com.au/shark-activity/
The manager of the department’s shark response unit Lisa Clack told The West Australian “We want to give beach goers the latest information so they can make informed decisions about their water use”
The $370,000 system took 18 months to develop and within 90 seconds of a shark sighting being reported to water police, the location, time and species (if available) will be uploaded to the site.
As the info is being uploaded a text will be sent to authorized personal who then can decided whether to act by closing beaches.
Since the site is open to the public, pranksters could decide to have some fun, but hopefully the site will be used as intended to help beach goers and officials to reduce the chance of a human shark interaction.
You can find it permalinked on our Track shark page https://www.trackingsharks.com/track-sharks/