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Shark Repelling Method

April 4, 2013

 
Should sun safe surfers protect their boards too? No, not from UV damage...from shark bites. They might be able to, thanks to an idea patented by Anthony Neville Drew of London. Neville has patented a method of repelling sharks for limiting their attacks on a human surfboard user (US Patent No. 8,383,138 B2).

The method comprising the steps of providing a solid surfboard wax consisting essentially of an effective concentration of an oral shark repellent and applying that wax to coat the surfboard in order to achieve the traditional function of providing traction between the surfer and the board and to simultaneously render the surfboard foul tasting to a shark. It would leave an effective concentration of the oral shark repellent in the form of solid wax fragments in the mouth of the shark after a first attack on the human surfer to repel the shark after biting the wax coated surfboard directly. But it is still insufficient to preemptively repel the shark from the immediate vicinity of the surfboard in response to dispersion and dilution of the repellent in the water.
 
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