October 4, 2022

I watched everyone’s favorite summer movie, jaws, again at the weekend. Fortunately, our relationship with sharks has come a long way from what we saw in the movie. We get the facts straight and move away from outdated methods of protection. And the most valuable tool in preventing shark bites is technology.

Shark bites are incredibly rare

Accidents of sharks biting humans are rare. according to international shark attack file137 alleged shark bites occurred last year.

Most of the attacks are related to surfing (51%). 11 Only resulted in death – this less than a third of drowning accidents on American beaches so far this year.

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But our approach to shark bites is much more reactive than drowning prevention.

Shark nets and game are outdated

Traditionally, reactions to shark bites involve a heavy-handed approach to execution, such as using Shark Networks. These are submerged walls of nets that hang in the water and are meant to cut down (cull) the sharks.

However, research has found that only 10% of its catch is sharks because they unfortunately hunt dolphins, whales and turtles.

Networking is no longer used in Cape Town, Florida, New Zealand and Hawaii, but Australia is unfortunately still catching up.

But fortunately, there is now an arsenal of technology to help prevent and mitigate the impact of shark bites.

Detecting sharks

This week he was a beach guard on Long Island bite and die While playing the victim during a training exercise in the ocean. In response, Beach Patrol was published Drones To patrol the local beaches to spot sharks.

Shark sonar detection