Smart South Africans, good waves too!

A new eco-friendly shark barrier system has been invented by a team of South African scientists and conservationists. This system can go a long way in protecting sharks and humans from each other, and is a viable alternative to nets which can cause more harm than good.

The barrier system, called ‘SharkSafe Barrier’, consist of magnets – to which sharks are extremely sensitive – in pipes built from recyclable plastic. The system is modelled on natural kelp forests, which a host of animals like seals use to hide from sharks.