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New Fishing Hook Reduces Shark Catch

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Photo of Shark Defense researcher Patrick Rice with a bonnethead shark.

Shark Defense researcher Patrick Rice with a bonnethead shark at the Aquaranch facility in Long Key, Fla. Bonnethead sharks were used to perform the initial tests on the shark repellent hook.

Credit: Florida Keys Community College


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Image showing a standard circle hook on left compared to a shark repellent hook on right.

A standard circle hook (left) compared to a shark repellent hook (right). The shark repellent hook is magnetic and is covered with a special metal that produces a voltage in seawater.

Credit: Eric Stroud, Shark Defense


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