SHARK SAFE BARRIER

Parts 1 & 2

People are afraid of sharks

Shark nets are gill nets designed to kill sharks.  These nets have a devastating effect on marine life.  But a team of scientists from South Africa, Italy and the USA has come up with an innovative solution that may be the answer to protect both bathers and marine animals.  Bertus Louw visits the town of Gansbaai, known as the Great White capital of the world, to find out more.

Scroll down to see Part 2 of this fascinating insert.

Does it really work?

Mike Rutzen, also known as the Sharkman, explains how the idea was developed and we put the system to the test to see if it really works.

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