great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, and schooling bigeye trevally, Caranx sexfasciatus (dc)

Shark Sense

We can’t train sharks not to bite people. When we enter the ocean, we are the invaders of their natural habitat. Sharks are apart of our eco-system and play a vital role in our oceans. As humans, we should use our knowledge and prepare ourselves before jumping into their aquatic world. We’ve compiled some products to help you reduce the risk of a shark encounter and some attack-prevention strategies.

Shark Shield

The shark shield uses electronic pulses as the main deterrent  . The active range is around 50cm and the unit cost $599.99.

Shark Tec Defense

Using putrified shark tissue as the main ingredient, this eco-friendly product affects the smell and taste sensors of sharks.

Shark Banz

Made for shallower water where most attacks occcur, Shark Banz uses magnetic technology to deter sharks. Its affordable, fashionable, and non constricting.



1. Steer clear of Dolphins and Seabirds.

These animals are appetizing to Sharks. They also hunt the same prey. Don’t make yourself another option on the menu.


2. Don’t swim after big rains or near runoffs

Runoff”s after big rains attract smaller fish to feed near shore which in turn attract the bigger fish, like sharks, making the area vulnerable to shark attacks. Shark also use the murky water as camouflage and cant tell if a beach goer is a meal or not. Best bet, stay out of these area’s.



3. Pay attention to fish swimming patterns

If fish rapidly swim away of a certain area, most likely a shark is in the same area. Don’t chase after the fish because you need to show your friends on the beach you caught dinner, you are dinner!

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4. Bodily Fluids

Sharks have an acute sense of smell and a sensitive olfactory system. Some sharks can detect smells as small as one-part per 10 billion. Thats equivalent to ten drops in an Olympic sized swimming pool.

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5. Splashing or erratic movements

Splashing and erratic movements to a shark looks like wounded prey and an easy meal. Especially in the open ocean.

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