Sharkey, beware that current! It’s a repellent electric cable

31 May 2019 - 20:00 By TONY CARNIE
The sharks board and IMT have previously run pilot tests with a 100m-long shark repellent cable at Glencairn beach in Cape Town in 2015 and 2016.
The sharks board and IMT have previously run pilot tests with a 100m-long shark repellent cable at Glencairn beach in Cape Town in 2015 and 2016.
Image: Sergei Uriadnikov/123rf

South African shark scientists and technology experts will conduct two further tests with an electrified shark repellent barrier this year, one at a local beach and a second in foreign waters.

The tests will involve experts from the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board in Durban and the Institute of Maritime Technology (IMT) in Simon’s Town.

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