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“Shark Sensors” Protect Australian Beaches

August 18, 2006

Perth's Post newspaper reports that, under a world first plan by Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIPO), shark alarms will protect swimmers next summer.


The system has been used successfully in South Australia, where CSIRO scientists caught nearly 500 sharks up to 3m long and fitted them with battery-powered tags. Small, moored, data loggers that read the tags enable real-time monitoring-whereas earlier technology did not.

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