The ORCA team
In 2013, Maui was ground zero for shark attacks around the world, with eight shark incidents, two of them fatal. The media frenzy was such that a "Shark Watch" was aired every day on the local news, relayed by national broadcasts, and there was even talk about resuming a shark culling program.
The ORCA team was drawn together by a common passion for the ocean and marine wildlife, a will to educate the public and mitigate the irrational fear of sharks, present a real solution. For the ORCA team, culling sharks clearly was not an option. Nor was staying out of the water!
Made up of Doctors in marine biology and in engineering, scientists, and designers, the ORCA team has worked thousands of collective hours in their respective professional fields to conceptualize, design, engineer, test and produce the ORCA.
We are committed to corporate sustainability principles and we will be keeping as much of the production process on Maui as possible. We aim to contribute to the local economy, create jobs, be proactive and responsible members of our local community, minimize our environmental footprint, and raise awareness on the importance of healthy oceans.
Size: 1"T x 1"W x 2"L
Battery: Re-chargeable Lithium Polymer
Wrist band: Durable Nylon w/industrial fasteners
Outer-casing: Sonically Welded Polypropylene
We have set our goal to $175,000, so that we can produce enough of these devices to deliver them at an affordable price for everyone. As soon as we reach our funding goal, we will immediately start our fulfillment process: custom tooling and scaling, purchasing of long-lead items, electronics production tooling, injection molding process, final testing, assembly, packaging, shipping, and… delivery! We have developed a strategy for all funding scenarios both big and small. We are confident of our capabilities of delivering your O.R.C.A. promptly.
Q: Has your technology been scientifically tested? A: Yes. Multiple researchers and universities around the world have been experimenting and testing this technology for decades with confirming results.
Q: Is the ORCA a shark repellent? A: No. The ORCA is a proactive deterrent that dissuades sharks from coming any closer, much like insect sprays keeps mosquitoes away from your skin, just with sound.
Q: Is a shark deterrent more effective than a shark repellent? A: It is really a matter of personal preference. If you prefer to remove the shark from your presence re-actively, when it gets too close for comfort, then a shark repellent is what you want. If you’d rather be less likely to even see a shark around you in the ocean, a shark deterrent would be more effective.
Q: Are there any adverse effects of the ORCA on the human body? A: No. The ORCA simply emits a sound that is barely audible to the human ears. Our testing has shown that the ORCA doesn’t have any adverse effect on your body. It won’t affect you any more than listening to the radio in your car.
Q: Can children and pregnant women use the ORCA? A: Yes. There are no restrictions of age or adverse effects on pregnancy.
Q: I have a heart condition, can I use the ORCA? A: Absolutely! The ORCA is completely safe to use around all known pacemakers and defibrillators.
Q: Is the ORCA harmful to marine life? A: No. The ocean is a noisy environment. The ORCA simply emits another sound, much lower in volume than any motorized boat.
Q: How do I recharge the ORCA’s battery? A: The ORCA is rechargeable with the provided USB cable onto any USB port.
Q: What is Sonic Camouflage technology? A: Sonic Camouflage was developed by NoBite Technologies, based on the concept of acoustic mimicry, to make the user sound like something it is not.
Q: Is the ORCA patented? A: Currently, NoBite Technologies has patents pending for the ORCA and its unique components.