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This electronic "shark shield" will help keep long-distance swimmers safe. #SharkWeek @SharkWeek

This electronic "shark shield" will help keep long-distance swimmers safe. #SharkWeek @SharkWeek

Nyad , an experienced 61-year-old swimmer, is attempting a 60-hour, 103 mile swim between Cuba and the Florida Keys. So far, the swim has never been completed, but she is hoping to break that record -- and shark shield may keep her safe as she does it. Nyad states : Sharks have made news in recent weeks, from attacks near U.S. beaches to how they were treated by the team of a fellow ocean swimmer. There were some reports - denied by those involved - that sharks were harmed when Penny Palfrey swam in the Caymans. I just want to be crystal clear about how my team will handle sharks on our upcoming attempt to make history in swimming the 103 miles from Cuba to Florida: No shark will be harmed at any time during our event. An Australian company has created Shark Shield , a small electrical device that is built to annoy sharks, which are sensitive to electrical signal. Accordin...

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