About Us

Welcome to sharkrepellents.org, a hub dedicated to the safe coexistence of humans and sharks. I’m Tony Shankman, the voice and passion behind this platform.

Surfing isn’t just a sport for me—it’s a lifelong pursuit that’s taken me across the fluid highways of Florida’s coasts. From the consistent breaks of Sebastian Inlet to the gentle waves of Cocoa Beach, I’ve ridden them all. Yet, with every wave, I’ve also recognized the need for respect and understanding of the ocean’s apex predators—sharks.

Living in Brevard County, my days are split between the surf and serving my community in nature conservation efforts. The ocean is a part of who I am, and preserving its wonders is a responsibility I hold dear.

As an animal lover, I believe in the ethical treatment of all wildlife, including sharks. The purpose of sharkrepellents.org is to inform and educate. It’s here to guide you through the latest in shark-repellent technology and practices that aim to deter without harm.

Through this blog, I share insights gleaned from research, experts, and firsthand experience. I tackle the tough questions and sift through the science to bring you information that matters.

Whether you’re a surfer, swimmer, or seaside wanderer, this blog is for anyone who seeks harmony with nature as they enjoy the splendor of the sea.

Join me in learning how we can all play a part in safeguarding both ourselves and the magnificent creatures of the deep.

Image Attribution: Leonard J. DeFrancisci, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Latest posts

  • Innovative Wetsuit Designs: The Science of Preventing Shark Attacks

    Innovative Wetsuit Designs: The Science of Preventing Shark Attacks

    In the serene and vast expanse of the ocean, swimmers and surfers seek thrills and tranquility. But beneath the surface lurks a potential danger—shark attacks. While rare, these incidents have propelled scientists and designers to blend marine biology and textile innovation, crafting wetsuits that not only protect humans but also respect the predators’ natural ecosystem.…

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  • The Biggest Shark Recorded

    The Biggest Shark Recorded

    The largest shark ever recorded is the prehistoric Megalodon, which is estimated to have grown between 15 and 18 meters in length, three times longer than the largest recorded great white shark. This giant shark existed around 20 million years ago and dominated the oceans until becoming extinct just 3.6 million years ago. It is not…

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