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(PRWEB) September 04, 2014

Surfers, kite surfers, swimmers, snorkelers they’ve all experienced assaults by sharks in Hawaii this calendar year.

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Tragically, a twenty-year-previous German visitor died after becoming attacked by a shark off Maui earlier this month. Jana Lutteropp was snorkeling at White Rock Seaside in Makena, Maui, when the shark attacked, as noted by CNN 22nd Aug 2014

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It was the fifth shark assault off the Valley Isle in current months and in complete 8 people have been bitten by sharks this 12 months, including 4 in the previous a few weeks.

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The spate of attacks has remaining specialists puzzled, and groping for answers and neighborhood Hawaiian scuba diving and spearfishing organizations struggling. But is there already a proven solution to preventing shark attacks?

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Shark Protect, the Australian manufacturer of a patented shark deterrent, believes assaults could have been avoided if its electrical shark deterrent, the Shark Shield FREEDOM7, had been worn.

The companys electrical shark deterrent is the result of far more than 20 many years of scientific investigation by some of the worlds leading experts in sharks which includes the KwaZulu-Natal Shark Board of South Africa.

The end result of these two decades of investigation and development is the Shark Shield FREEDOM7, the only scientific established and independently analyzed electrical shark deterrent made to decrease the danger of an undesired shark experience.

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In 2014, researchers from SARDI (South Australian Analysis Institute) launched in depth analysis where they carried out 116 static bait trials on the Shark Protect FREEDOM7 around the Neptune Islands of South Australia and 189 dynamic trials utilizing seal decoy tows close to Seal Island, South Africa.

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In the static check, the merchandise considerably enhanced the time for sharks to take the bait. Once the gadget was activated, observers noticed a reduce in interactions inside of two meters. During the seal decoy tow assessments, there had been no breaches and only two at-area interactions when the unit was turned on. With the system turned off, there ended up 16 breaches and 27 surface interactions.

Amanda Wilson, Controlling Director of Shark Shield, says the deterrent performs on the theory that all chondrichthyes sharks, rays, skates and chimeras have ampullary receptors in their heads which are used to discover foodstuff, communicate and uncover a mate.

These receptors are tuned to low-frequency fields but they only run when in near proximity with meals or a diver.

Strapped to the ankle of a swimmer or diver, the Shark Shield emits an electromagnetic discipline among two electrodes that disturbs these receptors with what has been described as a lightning quick ache of whale-like proportions, states Amanda.

Ms Wilson states there are no identified extended-time period adverse consequences to the shark from the electrical discipline but the soreness is adequate for it to prevent a shark from approaching a swimmer or diver.

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Dependent in Perth, Western Australia, Shark Protect has designed this technologies to the position the place the Shark Protect FREEDOM7 is utilised all over the planet by spearfishers, surfers, divers and kayakers in addition to Australian and US Navies and the US Coastguard.

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Veteran US swimmer Diana Nyad, this 7 days turn out to be the 1st particular person to efficiently comprehensive a marathon crossing from Cuba to Florida, and as documented on CNN, Diana relied on Shark Defend for the duration of her epic swim to safeguard against feasible shark attacks.

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Aside from guarding swimmers and other ocean-goers from shark attacks, the Shark Shield FREEDOM7 could advantage the ocean athletics based firms in Hawaii, many of which have reportedly been hit tough by the recent spate of shark assaults.

Ken Goetz, proprietor of rainbowscuba.com boat was quoted on KHON2 information as declaring men and women have been deterred from taking scuba diving course. Weve had so a lot of of them cancel. Theyre like, Were concerned of the sharks. Been both guys and ladies, Goetz stated.

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Yet another scuba business primarily based in East Oahu told KHON2 it had dropped $ 10,000 very last 7 days, and also blamed it on the current shark attacks.

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About Shark Shield:

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Shark Protect is the worlds only scientifically established and independently analyzed electrical shark deterrent developed to lessen the chance of an undesirable shark come across. Shark Shield devices create a potent electrical discipline which induces spasms in predatory sharks highly sensitive electrical receptors. The Shark Protect FREEDOM7 is a individual basic safety gadget which offers peace of brain to appreciate your ocean athletics, such as ocean kayak fishing, whilst supporting the conservation of sharks. Check out http://www.sharkshield.com