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Repelling sharks with magnetic waves

Surfing. Photo: Will Warasila.

A wristband that will protect you from inquisitive sharks while you are surfing or snorkeling. SharkBanz claims to repel sharks with magnetic waves. From reefsharks to bull sharks and even tiger sharks. SharkNewz spoke with Nathan Garrison, who invented the device together with his father, David. But how does it work exactly?  “I’m fascinated with sharks, partly because of their […]

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Small shark goes after surfer

INDIAN HARBOUR (USA)- A 44-year old man was bitten by a a two-feet long shark while paddling offshore of Indian Harbour Beach. The man suffered a bite to his left hand and was seen bleeding as he made it back to shore. Brevard County Fire Rescue paramedics and Ocean Rescue lifeguards helped the man with the injury before he was […]

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Surfer killed by shark

BYRON BAY (AUSTRALIA)- A 50 year old British expat living in Sydney, Australia, was killed by a great white shark while surfing the waters off the popular beach of Byron Bay, near Sydney. The shark bit the man in his right leg after which he bled to death. A brave bystander pulled him out the water, although the shark was still […]

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Another attack at New Smyrna

NEW SMYRNA BEACH (USA) – And another surfer got bitten by a shark at what is sometimes known as Shark Attack capital of the world: Florida’s New Smyrna Beach. Yesterday a 14-year-old surfer from the town of Edgewater was surfing near the jetty in New Smyrna Beach in about 4 feet of water when the shark bite occurred, according to Volusia County Beach Safety […]

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VIDEO: Surfer films shark

EL PORTO BEACH (USA)- This surfer goes out into the water with a GoPro camera instead of running out the water when a great white shark was spotted off El Porto Beach, Los Angeles, California. See the video report of KCAL 9 below: Tweet

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Another shark attack in Reunion

REUNION (FRANCE)- The tropical isle of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is turning out a real hot spot for shark attacks. Yesterday a 24-year old surfer got his leg bitten off by a shark. The man is in the hospital, fighting for his life. Earlier this year two people died from shark attacks. The incident saturday happened at no more than […]

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VIDEO: Interview with survivor

HAWAII (USA)-  25-year old surfer Jeff Horton was surfing near Kilauea, Hawaii, when a tiger shark attacked. It grabbed his legs, jerking them. Horton pulled his left leg out of the water and got on the surfboard, but was knocked off when the shark began to chomp on the board. He rolled onto the shark, grabbed a fin and started punching. […]

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