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Shark Eyes Deterrent Stickers
« on: September 08, 2017, 04:18:47 AM »
This is my take on how they work , sharks like to do a sneak attack they don't take on predators head on like two bears in the woods. The big eyes simply make them shy away. They have been designed by Abalone divers in Tasmania Australia where multiple divers have been taken by sharks. They started by putting eyes on the back of their wet suits and it works , so now they have made a sticker for the boards. The foils on my board do look like a stingray , favorite food for sharks so I am more than happy to test these out. For the price of a sticker on any ocean craft, it's maybe worth a look. It's an Aussie start up company , I'm nothing to do with them but happy to share it. Check out the full story here... sharkeyes.com.au/our-story
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Re: Shark Eyes Deterrent Stickers
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2017, 06:40:25 AM »
Can't hurt. I was thinking of painting my board to look like an Orca and transmitting Orca sounds....:)
http://www.orcaresearch.org/index.php/audio-2
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Re: Shark Eyes Deterrent Stickers
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 07:46:55 AM »
I read the article on them, what an interesting idea! Luckily for me I live in an area where there are no sharks known to have ever harmed humans (Puget Sound/Salish Sea, WA State), but if I bring a board South of WA State, I'll put these on it for sure!

About the Orca sounds, them big cetaceans are everywhere up here, and I'd hate to use the wrong sounds, like a mating call or something - be careful what you wish for, stoneaxe :)
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Re: Shark Eyes Deterrent Stickers
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 01:52:20 PM »
Can't hurt. I was thinking of painting my board to look like an Orca and transmitting Orca sounds....:)
http://www.orcaresearch.org/index.php/audio-2
That reminds me of this item...
http://www.grindtv.com/wildlife/shark-deterrent-mimcs-orcas/#LRWL6zGjcE4HIeeO.97

Orcas definitely have an impact on shark behavior...
http://www.sharkattacknews.org/2013/11/hd-video-orca-kills-great-white-30.html
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Re: Shark Eyes Deterrent Stickers
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2017, 04:47:25 PM »
I think those are creepy looking. Yech.
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Re: Shark Eyes Deterrent Stickers
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2017, 07:04:44 PM »
I actually did have the thought about Orca sounds a few years back but when I looked into it what little research their was was inconclusive. I just Googled it and it looks like a study was done a couple years ago in AU and they found little response to sound, both loud noise and Orca calls were tested...though who knows if they used the Orca words for "I love Shark...tastes like chicken"
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Re: Shark Eyes Deterrent Stickers
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2017, 10:22:00 PM »
This is an under water shot of what the shark see's, pretty cool. (sorry doubled up on pic won't let me remove it)
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Re: Shark Eyes Deterrent Stickers
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2017, 07:22:36 AM »
I don't think this is a bad idea, but those look like human eyes.  Two black dots would probably be just as effective...

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Re: Shark Eyes Deterrent Stickers
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2017, 10:28:26 PM »
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Re: Shark Eyes Deterrent Stickers
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2017, 10:51:34 PM »
I'm certain all these things will work perfectly. They'll reduce your risk of a shark attack from roughly one in five million to one in ten million.
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Re: Shark Eyes Deterrent Stickers
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2017, 06:58:26 AM »
Mr. Big, your opinion? ... or gut feeling?
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