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Blimp used to spot sharks

The Science Show | ABC Radio National | 13 March 2018

Lifeguards on beaches have a range of responsibilities. They are on the lookout for swimmers in distress, for rips and for sharks.

Now, lifeguards on one NSW south coast beach are being assisted by a blimp on which is mounted a camera, and learning software, allowing sharks to be spotted without the use of human eyes.

 
 

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