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Latest Shark Research: Shields Are Effective, Bubble Curtains Arenít

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Shark Shield devices may be the best way to effectively deter sharks. That's what research funded by the Australian government has found. Colin Barnett, the premier of Western Australia (famous for announcing a plan in 2013, after a series of shark attacks killed seven people between 2010 and 2013, to shoot great whites if they come within one kilometer of the coast), last month unveiled early data from three research projects carried out by University of Western Australia. Research teams led lab and field trials on electrical shark deterrents currently on the market, like the Shark Shield and electronic anklets, and potential deterrents such as loud underwater sounds, bright flashing lights and bubbles. So far, they've found that:...


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