Sharks are a fact of life in the ocean. If you’re going to surf, snorkel or get involved in any other ocean based activity, it’s only logical that sometimes the oceans natural inhabitants are occasionally going to get a bit curious. Killing sharks isn’t the sollution, but this might be.
Sharkbanz use special patented magnetic technology to deter sharks from attacking people. According to the boffins at Sharkbanz, most shark attacks occur in murky, shallow waters off the coast where there are a high number of swimmers and sharks sharing the same space. In this environment, sharks rely heavily on their electro-receptors instead of their eyes to “see” what’s around them. They possess the most sensitive electro-magnetic sense of all known animals, and use it to judge distance, shape, and even the heart rate of other animals near them. Most of the time, sharks get it right and leave people alone. Occasionally, they don’t.
Sometimes when relying on their electro-receptors, a curious shark may bite a person in order to figure out what he or she is. These unprovoked “hit and run” attacks are the most common type, and Sharkbanz seems to be an excellent defense against them.
As a shark approaches a person wearing Sharkbanz, magnetic waves coming from the band disrupt the shark’s electro-receptors and it quickly turns away. The experience for the shark is like a person suddenly shining a very bright light in your eyes in a dark room. Once a shark comes near the band, it frequently leaves the area and does not return. To see video of some of our tests, click here.
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