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(Phys Org2)   Some 'shark deterrent' devices may be nothing but snake oil. And BTW, that doesn't work, either   (phys.org) divider line
    More: Obvious, Shark, deterrent technology, Bull shark, number of shark bites, Tiger shark, personal electric shark deterrents, White sharks, bull sharks  
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2020-11-30 9:38:17 AM  
Suck it, Nolan. THIS is the gosh-darned Batman:


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2020-11-30 9:44:48 AM  
A pod of killer whales should do it
 
2020-11-30 9:45:49 AM  
Oh yeah? Well nobody's ever sent one back...what does that tell you?
 
2020-11-30 9:45:50 AM  
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2020-11-30 9:53:30 AM  
Snake oil does work, but it is very seldom that I need a slipperier snake.
 
2020-11-30 10:15:56 AM  
Use all of them at the same time including this one*.

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*side effects may include drowning
 
2020-11-30 10:18:05 AM  
I recall seeing a permanent shark deterrent device some year back...it was a 45 ACP blank at the end of a small rod.  If you were under or feared you were about to be under attack, simply touch the boom side of the rod to the shark and fire.

The shockwave from the blank was more than sufficient to rip a large hole in the skin of the shark.

Nature specials were different when I was a kid...
 
2020-11-30 10:20:00 AM  
Bull sharks can be a pain while wade fishing near a tidal pass.  I think they are the most likely to eat your stringer which is why it is best to use a "do-net".  I've ran them off like shooing a dog - they'll hover around you waiting on your to catch something so they can steal it.  They're really good about biting off the back 3/4 or less of your catch (thus missing the hook) or they hover around your bait waiting for something to go after it so they can eat it while it is distracted.  I will inch the bait in and slap the water with the rod and my hand and yell at him and their reaction is typically, "Fark! Human!" and they haul ass.
 
2020-11-30 10:26:47 AM  

Sasquach: I recall seeing a permanent shark deterrent device some year back...it was a 45 ACP blank at the end of a small rod.  If you were under or feared you were about to be under attack, simply touch the boom side of the rod to the shark and fire.

The shockwave from the blank was more than sufficient to rip a large hole in the skin of the shark.

Nature specials were different when I was a kid...


There is also poles with a pointy end with a CO2 cartridge inside so if you stick the shark it instantly fills up with gas and floats to the surface.  Can't remember if those are lethal but probably.
 
2020-11-30 12:06:39 PM  

FarkingSmurf: Sasquach: I recall seeing a permanent shark deterrent device some year back...it was a 45 ACP blank at the end of a small rod.  If you were under or feared you were about to be under attack, simply touch the boom side of the rod to the shark and fire.

The shockwave from the blank was more than sufficient to rip a large hole in the skin of the shark.

Nature specials were different when I was a kid...

There is also poles with a pointy end with a CO2 cartridge inside so if you stick the shark it instantly fills up with gas and floats to the surface.  Can't remember if those are lethal but probably.


I would assume so...humans are brutal and unpredictable creatures. Sometimes they kill other creatures just for "sport"...
 
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