Effects of an Electric Field on White Sharks: In Situ Testing of an Electric Deterrent

@inproceedings{Huveneers2013EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of an Electric Field on White Sharks: In Situ Testing of an Electric Deterrent},
  author={Charlie Huveneers and Paul J. Rogers and Jayson M Semmens and Crystal L. Beckmann and A. A. A. Kock and Brad Page and Simon David Goldsworthy},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
Elasmobranchs can detect minute electromagnetic fields, <1 nV cm(-1), using their ampullae of Lorenzini. Behavioural responses to electric fields have been investigated in various species, sometimes with the aim to develop shark deterrents to improve human safety. The present study tested the effects of the Shark Shield Freedom7™ electric deterrent on (1) the behaviour of 18 white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) near a static bait, and (2) the rates of attacks on a towed seal decoy. In the… CONTINUE READING
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