Accredited Science


Sharkbanz are the result of almost two decades worth of peer-reviewed scientific research and field studies on the use of patented magnetic technology as an active and effective shark deterrent. To view a compilation of this research, click here.

Published Third-Party Studies & Research

Since 2005, our deterrent technology has been studied by marine biologists and proven to elicit avoidance behavior in a range of species including:

  • Hammerhead (S. Mokarran and S. Lewini)
  • Bull (C. Leucas)
  • White Sharks (C. Carcharias)
  • Australian blacktip (Carcharhinus Tilstoni)
  • Lemon (Negaprion Brevirostris)
  • Grey Reef (C. Amblyrhynchos)
  • Milk (Rhizoprionodon Acutus)
  • Speartooth (Glyphis Glyphis)

A full compilation report of these peer-reviewed research studies can be viewed here.

Our commitment to Science and Results

Effective Deterrent Technology

Government Tested & Validated

In 2021, the Western Australian Government (DPIRD) released key findings from their ongoing research study proving the effectiveness of Sharkbanz technology to deter sharks in bottom fishing applications. The same tech is used in our wearable products.

Rigorous International Product Testing

In conjunction with our various scientific partners, our team has continuously and successfully tested our products (wearables and fishing) on a variety of shark species in a wide range of "real-life" to extreme scenarios. Videos and results of these tests can be viewed below.

Watch Sharkbanz Prove Effective Even in Extreme Scenarios

Research & Testing Videos

Results Independently Verified by University

Bull Shark Research Study (2017)

On the dates of November 15-17, 2017, The Sharkbanz Team, in association with Discovery Canada and Sharkdefense Technologies, LLC., conducted a comparative study with Sharkbanz products on wild Bull Sharks in Bimini, Bahamas. The Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas) is often considered the biggest threat to humans and responsible for most number of bites/attacks globally. The team’s goal was to test the hypothesis that Sharkbanz technology creates an effective barrier and deterrent.

Between 5 and 15 Bull Sharks were present during the experimental trials. The study consisted of trials that simulated a worst-case scenario. To view a full PDF version of this peer-viewed experiement and research, click here.

Stingray Science: Electroreception

How Rays Detect our Deterrent Field