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Technology Might Save Us From Shark Bites – Forbes

Shark bites are rare events – according to The International Shark Attack File you have a 1 in 3,748,067 risk – but the results of a new paper show that electronic…

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Electric shark repellent technology was first proposed in the 1990s, based on the special short-range electric receptor system sharks have called the ampullae of Lorenzini. Located on their snout, these jelly-filled pores (that sort of resemble blackheads) are able to feel weak electrical signals from nearby potential prey. Thus, taking advantage of this sensitive sense, scientists have poured money into creating repellents that create electric fields that are aimed to overwhelm the shark’s ampullae…

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