Force Field Your Board (And Yourself) Against Sharks

Force Field Your Board (And Yourself) Against Sharks
technology

SURF7 promises safer seas for surfers by exploiting sharks' sensory systems to keep them at bay

Leo Lutero
  • 25 august 2015

Aussie pro-surfer and now-famous shark attack survivor Mick Fanning need not ditch his trademark “yum yum yellow” surfboard. Turns out, sharks can be shooed away using devices like those supplied by Shark Shield that can easily be embedded onto surfboards or diving gear. These gizmos give surrounding water a jolt which acts like a stun grenade for sharks, deterring them from potentially attacking surfers.

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