Sharkbanz are the result of over a decade’s worth of peer-reviewed scientific research on the use of magnetic technology as an active and effective shark deterrent.
This compilation of research evidences that permanent magnets project detectable magnetic fields underwater that produce sufficient magnetic fields to elicit avoidance 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)
The science is real, and Sharkbanz can reduce the risk of a potentially harmful shark encounter. You can read our customer testimonials to hear stories from customers who have deterred wild (and sometimes aggressive) sharks.
Since our launch in 2014, we have continuously and successfully tested our product line on several shark species including Reef, Lemon, Blacktip and Bull Sharks. You can view these test demonstrations in our Media section. We have conducted tests together with independent third-party groups including producers from Discovery Channel and the Science Channel. Videos present a condensed version of the test demonstrations to highlight important moments and are never fabricated.
Conducting scientific trials and tests on wild sharks is challenging -- many factors are at-work (weather, costs, presence of sharks, etc.). Nonetheless, our team has been successful in creating demonstrations of our products' effectiveness, and we are very proud to have completed our first measurable study of the response of Bull Sharks to Sharkbanz deterrents.
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 responsible for a substantial number of attacks in the USA and globally. The team’s goal was to test the hypothesis that Sharkbanz technology creates an effective barrier and deterrent, thus reducing bull shark attacks even under the most extreme test scenarios.
Despite what most people think when they imagine dangerous sharks (basically Jaws and our fear of Great Whites), the Bull Shark is actually responsible for the most number of bites, attacks and injuries worldwide due its prevalence, near-shore habitat and aggressive nature.
We are entering their environment, so it's best to educate ourselves on best practices to avoid shark encounters.
Most of all, enjoy the ocean! The greatest risk is to take no risk.
all images and information below courtesy of The International Shark Attack File