Sable horse safety, salmon-snack­ing bears, sala­man­der sanc­tions and more

Canadian Geographic - - CONTENTS -

As claims to fame go, be­ing able to say you helped cre­ate a de­vice de­signed to keep the renowned horses of Sable Is­land wild isn’t a bad one — es­pe­cially if you’re barely into your teens. That’s what a group of stu­dents from Halifax’s Ox­ford Ju­nior High School did when they built the An­i­mal De­ter­rent Sys­tem, which uses pres­sure sen­sors and high­fre­quency sound to keep the horses away from hu­mans and build­ings on the is­land. The group and their Dal­housie Univer­sity men­tors hope to meet with Parks Canada to dis­cuss us­ing a pro­to­type of their in­ven­tion.

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