Surfers, swimmers and divers that would prefer to keep sharks at a safe distance, may be interested in a new shark deterrent bracelet which has been created in the form of the Sharkbanz Seafoam.
The Sharkbanz Seafoam uses patented magnetic technology and requires no batteries or charging and is available with straps to fit both wrists and ankles offering a strap that ranges from 5 to 14 inches in size.
The Sharkbanz shark deterrent bracelet is now available to purchase from the likes of Amazon priced at $65 and is a convenient way to provide a little extra peace of mind whilst you enjoy an ocean swim, snorkel or surf. The creators of the Seafoam shark deterrent bracelet explain more about its inspiration, technology and science.
We enlisted the services of renowned shark experts, marine biologists Dr. Eric Stroud and Dr. Patrick Rice. The two scientists founded Shark Defense almost 15 years ago, and are now the leading researchers in shark repellent technology. Sharkbanz use special patented magnetic technology to deter sharks from attacking people. Most shark attacks occur in murky, shallow waters off the coast where there are a high number of swimmers and sharks sharing the same space. In this environment, sharks rely heavily on their electro-receptors instead of their eyes to “see” what’s around them.
They possess the most sensitive electro-magnetic sense of all known animals, and use it to judge distance, shape, and even the heart rate of other animals near them. Most of the time, sharks get it right and leave people alone. Sometimes when relying on their electro-receptors, a curious shark may bite a person in order to figure out what he or she is.
These unprovoked “hit and run” attacks are the most common type, and Sharkbanz are an excellent defense against them. As the shark approaches a person wearing Sharkbanz, magnetic waves coming from the band disrupt its electro-receptors and it quickly turns away. The experience for the shark is, “like a person suddenly shining a very bright light in your eyes in a dark room, and its not pleasant”, according to Dr. Stroud.