In April of 1958, a conference titled "Basic Research Approaches to the Development of Shark Repellents
" was held in New Orleans, sponsored by the American In stitute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) and Tulane University, and funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Bureau of Aeronautics.
'We'll be undertaking autopsies, testing out various shark repellents
, discovering if sharks really do mistake surfers for seals, and we'll be doing all of this surrounded by the best experts in world.
"Between the pill and other shark repellents
(defence strategies) that have been developed, there is no need to do a Pac-Man.
Beginning around 1983, shareholders of many large corporations were asked to approve so-called "shark repellents
"--corporate charter amendements that erect barriers to takeover.
Anti-takeover tactics, known as "shark repellents
," are now commonly used by corporate managements, including staggered terms of board members, extensive parachute" pacts, "poison pill" defenses, and creation of different classes of shareholders.