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There are 50 to 70 reported shark attacks on humans each year, according to the Florida Museum of Natural History. (Jeffrey L. Rotman / Corbis)

Stopping Sharks by Blasting Their Senses

Chemist and businessman Eric Stroud develops shark repellents to protect sharks from being ensnared in commercial fisheries

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There are 50 to 70 reported shark attacks on humans each year, according to the Florida Museum of Natural History. But for Stroud and his colleagues, it’s mostly about the sharks. “We want to create sustainable fisheries,” he says. “We want to change the way we fish.” The first step is finding the repellent that bites.

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