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For some years now I have been advocating for a system that would protect swimmers and surfers from sharks but would leave all forms of marine life unharmed.

What I envisage is a series of buoys set up along our beaches. These buoys could be equipped with radar and possibly cameras. The radars and other devices could then be linked to a species identifying  program (not so difficult as cetaceans undulate through the water while sharks glide) which would then be connected to an automatic alarm system. I have a friend who is a bit of a computer whizz and she thinks such a system would work.

David Gilet, Byron Bay


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  1. Don’t think radar would work very well underwater. You mean sonar, which doesn’t have the resolution you would require.
    You would need to use motion study profiling.
    Or, you could just have them broadcast a sound that annoys sharks, 24/7, like RooShoos work. Keep it simple.

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