One of many world’s first eco-friendly methods to maintain predatory sharks from swimmers and surfers has been developed by a staff of South African specialists. The SharkSafe Barrier bio-mimics a thick forest of kelp, which fur seals (amongst others) use to maintain themselves protected from sharks.
The co-founder of one of many world’s first eco-friendly units to maintain sharks at bay, Dr Sara Andreotti, a marine biologist within the Division of Botany and Zoology at Stellenbosch College, defined throughout a webinar that the system works by obstacles that include magnets in pipes, to which sharks are extraordinarily delicate.
The pipes are constructed from recyclable plastic.
“These magnets do not want an influence supply — they’re like fridge magnets, however on steroids. We’ve got one per metre to create a magnetic area. It’s shark-specific. It has no impact on different animals — in actual fact, it creates a synthetic reef that will increase the native biomass,” she stated.
Different marine animals simply swim proper by it.
The primary exams had been finished in South Africa and the Bahamas the place nice white and bull sharks had been attracted with bait. Not one of the 84 nice white sharks or 42 bull sharks swam by the…