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Keep beaches clear of sharks, hit them where it hurts
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A minisub equiped with a shootable boxing glove that would hit sharks in the nose until they went away. The minisub would be deployed whenever the shark entered a safety perimeter around the beach. It would be bite-proof and would have better manouverability when compared to a shark. A database of shark silhouettes would be used so that it wouldn't go hitting tunas or dolphins in the nose by mistake. The submarine would hunt down the shark until it turned away and exited the safe perimeter.

The submarine would have a sonar and an optical system in order to detetect the shark in all circumstances. Both systems would work together to accurately determinethe shark's direction, attitude and speed.

If the shark managed to bite the glove, a nice electric jolt would force the shark to release it. Of course that the glove would also be bite-proof, but would be soft enough so that it wouldn't cause any permanent damage to the shark.

This system could be used togheter with the one proposed by Nadir (see link)

PauloSargaco, Oct 28 2003

Shark security http://www.halfbake...ea/Shark_20security
A network of sonar buoys to detect sharks [PauloSargaco, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

VA-111 Shkval underwater rocket http://www.fas.org/...sile/row/shkval.htm
" . . . the new weapon travels at a velocity that would give a targeted vessel very little chance to perform evasive action." [bristolz, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       It'd have to be a damn fast minisub. Most of the ones I've seen in action potter gently along. They do not, repeat do not, slice through the water like a streamlined killer nightmare, flashing their silvered flanks as they turn in a second and streak away.....They potter.
squeak, Oct 28 2003

       Will the boxing glove make a cool cartoon sound effect when it hits the shark?
krelnik, Oct 28 2003

       Why do I suspect this device would be more of a hazard to swimmers than sharks currently are?
DrCurry, Oct 28 2003

       [squeak] so, what's your point? This one would be really fast. It's my invention I'll make it as fast as it takes.   

       [krelnik] I don't think the shark would appreciate the humor...but I can't see why not.   

       [DrCurry] Well, it must be because you lack faith, can't see any other reason. This device would be very fine tuned, it would not, I repeat, would not (really, it wouldn't), mistake a swimmer with a shark...unless the swimmer was disguised, but that would really be his fault, right?
PauloSargaco, Oct 29 2003

       Well show me a superfast minisub and I'll believe ya [Paulo]. How would it be so fast when nobody has been able to build a fast one yet. Otherwise it's "WIBNI there was a really fast minisub. Then we could do all kinds of cool stuff".
squeak, Oct 29 2003

       Torpedoes are pretty fast and there is development trying to produce very high speed underwater craft. Indeed, the Russian Shkval ("squall') underwater rocket travels at a reported 300mph by creating supercavitation ahead of the craft.   

       Just put an electric boxing glove on it.
bristolz, Oct 29 2003

       //...the Russian Shkval ("squall') underwater rocket travels at a reported 300mph by creating supercavitation ahead of the craft.//   

snarfyguy, Oct 29 2003

       An underwater rocket with an electric boxing glove, a small sign on a spring that says "No sharks allowed" and another glove on a spring with a finger that points to the sign while the shark is having it's nose flattened.   

       Where would it hit a hammerhead shark?
squeak, Oct 29 2003

       bris: allegedly, the shock waves from supercavitation would put paid to any wild life in the vicinity anyway.
DrCurry, Oct 29 2003

       [bristolz] Thanks for the link. My InterShrakceptor has moved from a WIBNI to a NBNWPADII (nice but no one would put a dime in it). But that takes it out of the MFD zone, hu?   

       // Where would it hit a hammerhead shark? //   

       Well, I don't think hammerheads atack people, but if needed, they could be hit right in the middle of the eyes. That would show them!
PauloSargaco, Oct 30 2003

       Forget the cartoon sound effects and go with the Jaws theme, just for irony's sake.
RayfordSteele, Oct 30 2003

       [dintlu] I absolutely agree with you, but the fact remains that in some countries beaches are surrounded by anti-shark nets which kill not only sharks but all other marine life that's big enough to get entangled in the nets. My idea was to avoid those needless deaths (which include the sharks).
PauloSargaco, Oct 31 2003

       I have lived in Florida for about ten years, visiting the beach about once a week, and not once have I seen a shark. The only time I saw sharks was in the Florida Keys, where I saw 3 black tipped reef sharks, 1 bull shark, and 1 nurse shak while snorkelling. I was less than three feet away from the nurse shark at one point (I dove down) and I actually chased the bull shark for a few meters. Sharks are less fo a threat to people's lives than coconuts falling from palm trees.
Condiment, Oct 31 2003

       Duuuh duh........duuuuh duh ........duuuuuh duh ........duhduhduhduhduhduhduh Arrrrghhhh! Run for your lives, it's NUTS, the killer coconut.
squeak, Oct 31 2003

       How about a dolphin with a boxing glove instead?
DrBob, Oct 31 2003

       How about mixing Thorpe up with Mike Tyson and throwing him into the middle of the ocean.   

skinflaps, Oct 31 2003

       The irony here is that [PauloSarcago] has marked his own idea for deletion...   

       [Paulo], I don't really see how this would be better than current precautionary measures.
k_sra, Oct 31 2003

       // The irony here is that [PauloSarcago] has marked his own idea for deletion... //   

       Well, if I have it wasn't my intention. Is the MFD an automatic process? If not, reading my anno will make clear that I wasn't MFDing it. But I'll change it, just to be on the safe side.   

       // [Paulo], I don't really see how this would be better than current precautionary measures //   

       Because it wouldn't kill any marine life? Unless the sub was on steroids or something.
PauloSargaco, Oct 31 2003

       //Is the MFD an automatic process?//   

       It now is and as soon as you type the magic code onto a post (which you have just changed) the idea is chucked into the "out" pile.
k_sra, Oct 31 2003

       // It now is and as soon as you type the magic code onto a post (which you have just changed) the idea is chucked into the "out" pile. //   

       Oh my GOD!!!! Does that mean I'll have to repost it and everyone will have to retype their annos?! Somebody do something!!!   

       Who do I have to go to bed with to get this undone (preferably female, blond and gorgeous)? Do I have to fill anything in triplicate?
PauloSargaco, Oct 31 2003

       Calme toi. It's already undone. just don't go writing marked-for-deletion in brackets again.
k_sra, Oct 31 2003

       Thank, oh thank you.   

       Are you someone who deals with the inner loins of Halfbakery? Because if so, apparentely someone is messing with it. This idea has +3, -4 but it's showing as a croissant (which is only fair, I would say). Not only that but I've also noticed (because I'm oh so observant) that some ideas are rated with croissants AND fishbones. So, either someone is playing with the site or I'm inside matrix and pretty soon I'll have to start following the white rabbit...oh cool, does this mean I'm Neo?
PauloSargaco, Oct 31 2003

       My dear, [Paulo], you've been here a month longer than I have. I do not deal in tender loins any more than you do.   

       Today is Halloween. [jutta] 's display change is decorative and temporary. Enjoy the buns while you have them. : )   

       And no, you are not.
k_sra, Oct 31 2003

       Oh... :-(   

       I think I preferred being Neo. Oh well...
PauloSargaco, Oct 31 2003


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