Stopping a Great White Shark Attack – Shark Shield

How well does Shark Shield work, will it stop a shark charging in full attack mode?

In 2012 Australian scientist’s from the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) independently tested Shark Shield off the coast of South Africa, a dynamic test using towed seal decoys.

They conducted 189 tows of the seal decoy. With the Shark Shield turned OFF, there were 16 breaches and 27 surface interactions. With the Shark Shield turned ON, there were no breaches and only two at-surface interactions.

These GoPro video clips first show 2 breaches with the Shark Shield FREEDOM7 turned off, and then clips with the FREEDOM7 turned on. Clearly the FREEDOM7 is effective in protecting the seal decoy from an attacking Great White shark.



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