shark repellent

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Noun1.shark repellent - a measure undertaken by a corporation to discourage unwanted takeover attempts
measure, step - any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime"
golden parachute - giving top executives lucrative benefits that must be paid by the acquirer if they are discharged after a takeover
greenmail - (corporation) the practice of purchasing enough shares in a firm to threaten a takeover and thereby forcing the owners to buy those shares back at a premium in order to stay in business
pac-man strategy - the target company defends itself by threatening to take over its acquirer
poison pill - the target company defends itself by making its stock less attractive to an acquirer
safe harbor - the target company defends itself by acquiring a company so onerously regulated that it makes the target less attractive; "the acquisition gave the company a safe harbor"
scorched-earth policy - the target company defends itself by selling off its crown jewels
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Outlook Complete Research Report with TOC @ Wetsuits with the shark repellent technology has gained significant traction, given the efficient camouflaging effect provided by the wetsuit.
Clark proved that sharks can learn simple tasks, discovered that the Moses sole secretes an effective shark repellent and debunked the myth that sharks need to swim to breathe.
They will actually have an onboard repellent that will keep sharks at bay until rescuers arrive at the scene. The drones will be equipped with an automatic water activated electromagnetic shark repellent device, which will aim an electric current at the shark and affect the gel in its nose, immediately sending it on its way and ensuring the swimmer's safety.
Arthur enters the prison by posing as an infamous sex criminal (all it takes is a tattoo and a fake passport), bumps off his quarry then dives off the cliff into the sea, dabbing on a little shark repellent -- which he bought before going to prison -- for those shark-infested waters.
The firm have has been supplying the military for generations with everything from bomb-proof pants to drones to shark repellent.
The method comprising the steps of providing a solid surfboard wax consisting essentially of an effective concentration of an oral shark repellent and applying that wax to coat the surfboard in order to achieve the traditional function of providing traction between the surfer and the board and to simultaneously render the surfboard foul tasting to a shark.
Melbourne, October 29 ( ANI ): Researchers have found that shark brains share several features with human brains, which could help them work on a shark repellent.
Cardiff-based BCB International has seen a huge spike in interest in its shark repellent after the latest fatal incident last weekend.
The shark repellent works by taking advantage of a special feature of sharks.
It now counts bomb-proof underpants, unmanned aerial vehicles, shark repellent and mine detectors among its creations.
And Philippe Cousteau and Tooni Mahto test a special shark repellent the hard way: by acting as human bait.