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    I think it was disingenuous to use tuna and other shark foods as bait in these tests, and still expect the repellents to work. A person on a surfboard in the water, unless they've just eaten a tuna sandwich, isn't going to smell that way. I think the wax test really was unfair, as was claimed, because the bait hid the smell of the wax, and it's the wax smell on the board that's supposed to help repel sharks.

    A shark that takes a bite out of a person is usually curious and testing to see if the person is food. That's different than deliberately using bait food for the purpose of attracting sharks. That's the kind of stuff sharks would normally eat, whereas humans usually aren't.

    I wouldn't consider this a legitimate scientific study. Others might feel differently.

    Truth be told, there aren't any guaranteed shark repellents, not even among the best of them. One goes into shark infested waters at one's own risk.
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    kind of like using honey as a bear repellent..

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