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Shark Taser Defense System

When you're attacked, harpoon gun shoots a dart into the shark with a battery powered tazer.
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Turns off after the shark breaks off its attack, dislodges after a few minutes.
doctorremulac3, Jul 06 2024

Bigger version - for whales https://www.atlasob...e-whaling-apparatus
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       Shock systems for shark repelling have been floating around the edges of "commercially available" for years, but I won't call "WKTE". Apparently they're not particularly effective...
None of them are like a "launched" taser though.
neutrinos_shadow, Jul 08 2024
  

       Yeah, more like an antenna that you trail off your fin that leaves an electronic field around you while you're diving. I've heard of complaints from other divers when the diver forgot to turn it off back on the boat. Not my cup of tea - I'll take my chances.
normzone, Jul 08 2024
  

       Crazy enough that it might work [+]   

       My first thought was to compare this to a bang stick - a harpoon with a shotgun shell in the tip. The electric version might work ... but I wonder how to design a tip able to penetrate well enough to deliver the shock AND dislodge after a few minutes. Look at some bang sticks and harpoons to see what it takes to get through a shark's skin.   

       Also - how does the shocker know when to turn off, when the shark has broken off the attack? Remote control by an observer?
a1, Jul 08 2024
  

       Might be better to just tag the beasts and track them having buoys that set off alarms when one is near. Maybe shine a laser indicator at its location.   

       Hmm.
doctorremulac3, Jul 08 2024
  

       And then what happens when the sharks get hold of this tech and start using it on the people?
pocmloc, Jul 08 2024
  

       You still believe sharks are real?
doctorremulac3, Jul 08 2024
  

       Well I have never seen one but I was trusting that you would never lie or joke about such things.
pocmloc, Jul 09 2024
  
      
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