Shark Shields For Sale In Florida

Francis YupangcoBy Francis Yupangco 4 years ago
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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B70_RrZLPFE&w=560&h=315] Here’s another one to add to the “only found in Florida” list… Shark Shield’s. This Australian invention is only available in one store in the US, and its located in Tampa Bay. The shark shield is worn around the ankle, or put on the back of a surfboard, with an antenna which faces towards the back of the swimmer or surfboard. The device uses an antenna which emits electrode signals, which claim to deter sharks in the area by creating an underwater electric field. The device does not harm the sharks, according to Shark Shields General Manager Amanda Wilson, “[Shark Shield] doesn’t cause any long-term damage. [Shark Shield] just causes the muscular contraction of their snout. As soon as they’re outside of the field, that spasm stops.” The device costs about $600.00. Although it sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, I can see this bringing plenty of peace of mind to divers and scuba divers who spend a lot of time in the water.  MORE

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Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.

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