SHARK PRO­TEC­TION DE­VICE TRIAL

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

SWIM­MERS at City Beach will be pro­tected by two Clever Buoy shark de­tec­tion de­vices an­chored 300m off­shore in a three-month, $500,000 trial. Launch­ing the trial on Sun­day, Fish­eries Min­is­ter Joe Fran­cis said City Beach’s two groynes pro­vided an ideal site. The so­lar-pow­ered buoys use sonar and shark iden­ti­fi­ca­tion soft­ware to alert life­savers to the pres­ence of a shark, al­low­ing swim­mers to be evac­u­ated.

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