What is it about?
An old fisherman's tale held that a shark carcass towed behind a fishing boat would repel sharks and reduce the inadvertent catch of sharks. We made a preparation from rotten shark carcasses and tested it on sharks brought to feed on chum. We found that this preparation did indeed repel sharks and keep them away.
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Why is it important?
This shows that a chemical shark repellent can be made based on rotting shark tissue.
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This page is a summary of: Chemical shark repellent: Myth or fact? The effect of a shark necromone on shark feeding behavior, Ocean & Coastal Management, August 2014, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2013.01.006.
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