A recent study shows that magnets placed on the nets can repel sharks and rays from entering the trap.
Shark-repelling magnets may be the perfect antidote to unwanted shark attention while fishing.
According to new research, magnets could ward off sharks and rays, preventing them from being accidentally caught by baited fish traps.
“We were surprised at how successful this was,” says Vincent Raoult, a marine ecologist at the University of Newcastle in Australia and one of the authors of a study published recently in Fisheries Research.
Sharks have sensory pores on the front of their heads that allow them to detect the electrical currents generated by the muscle contractions of their prey.
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