Australians Hunt Sharks with Electricity (May, 1930)

Australians Hunt Sharks with Electricity

THE latest weapon devised to attack the man-eating sharks which are such a dread to surf bathers is an electrical charge. During recent tests held at Gunnamatta Bay, near Sydney, Australia, fishermen succeeded in killing a 10-foot monster with only a six-volt charge. Experiments conducted by the inventor disclose a small voltage is sufficient to kill a large shark whereas a small fish requires nearly 200 volts before being affected.

4 comments
  1. Hirudinea says: June 9, 201111:43 am

    Sharks have electroreceptors that they use in hunting, you can deter them with a much smaller charge.

  2. Andrew L. Ayers says: June 9, 201111:52 am

    Personally, I think they need lasers…

  3. Jon says: June 19, 20114:26 am

    I’m not sure nimrods could handle a laser.

  4. qyooqy says: June 19, 20113:52 pm

    Nimrods may not be able to handle a laser; but in the absence of sharks, http://www.youtube.com/… ,sea bass sure can!

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