Friday, 30 October 2020 15:00

Eco-Friendly Shark Barrier to Boost South African Diving, Tourism

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One of the world's first eco-friendly methods used to keep predatory sharks from swimmers and surfers has been developed by a team of South African experts. The SharkSafe Barrier bio-mimics a thick forest of kelp, which fur seals and other sea creatures use, to keep themselves safe from sharks. "This barrier will provide opportunities for jobs and teaching young people to care about a healthy ocean. A healthy shark population will have our oceans become a mecca for divers," said Dr Sara Andreotti, a marine biologist in the Department of Botany and Zoology at Stellenbosch University.

Source: AllAfrica

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