Google Confirms Sharks Biting Underwater Cable
By Space Coast Daily // August 20, 2014
ABOVE VIDEO: According to Mashable.com, Google is wrapping its fiber-optic cables that cross the Pacific Ocean in Kevlar — and according to one Google exec, it is doing so partly to protect them from sharks that may mistake them for dinner.
At a recent Google Cloud Roadshow event held in Boston. Dan Belcher, Google product manager talked about the company’s shark-proof cable tactics. As sharks are believed to be attracted to the cables’ magnetic fields, they must have interpreted them as akin to a struggling fish.