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New Wetsuits Designed To Stop Shark Attacks!

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New wetsuits are designed to stop shark attacks!

How does this work? Are the wetsuits made out of chainmail armor??

Ha! Nope! The Australian research company SAMS (Shark Attack Mitigation Services) has come up with some shark deterrent technology to keep ocean-goers safe!

They've built wetsuits that use colors, shapes and special patterns to try and either mimic creatures known to sharks as poisonous or to make the wearer invisible.

Some people actually think the poison fish mimicking suits could actually be a problem, with one shark researcher saying:

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Shark Attack! Toruist's Arm BIT OFF In Hawaii!

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Shark attack! German tourist lost arm!!

Oh no! That's just awful!!

A German tourist was vacationing in Hawaii, swimming about 50 yards off the shore of White Rock beach in Maui when suddenly… she was attacked!!

The 20-year-old woman was snorkeling when she

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Swimmer Mauled To Death By Great White Shark In Front Of Hundreds!

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This is so so sad!!

Adam Strange, a 46-year-old filmmaker and father-of-one was killed when he was attacked by a Great White off the coast of New Zealand.

Auckland's Muriwai Beach is a popular tourist spot and was crowded on the day that a huge shark pulled Adam under water.

He was swimming in the ocean when a large shark suddenly attacked him.

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Record Number Of Shark Attacks In 2012!!

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And now, in terrifying news…

Last year saw a record number of shark attacks!!

The LA Times reported that last year saw more shark attacks than usual.

It actually tied a record high from 2000 with 53 attacks happening!!

26 unprovoked attacks happened in Florida, with 10 in Hawaii, five in California and South Carolina and two in North Carolina.

Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon and Puerto Rico each had one shark attack of their own.

Only one of the attacks was fatal.

Check out the video (above) to hear why there were so many attacks last year!

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Amazing! Turtle Recovers From Shark Attack With Prosthetic Fins!!

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Usually when a sea turtle loses a fin due to a shark attack - there's now a finless turtle in the world and that's the end of that.

But when Hu, a 25-year-old female loggerhead, was found by fisherman and sent to the Suma Aqualife Park in Kobe, Japan - the researchers there were hellbent on getting this turtle a fin again!

They tried 27 times without success. But when they used two rubber fins, held together by a slip-over vest to prevent Hu from breaking free, they found a winner!!

Check out the inspirational story by clicking PLAY (above) !!!

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Shark Attacks Surfer In California

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A shark has attacked a surfer off the California coast.

The young man was attacked with his friends right next to him.

He suffered some serious bites to his arms and neck; one narrowly missing his jugular.

He's he good condition at the hospital and his injuries are not considered life threatening.

Check out the above video for more info on the attack.

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It's Shark (Attack) Week In Russia

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Shark Attacks Spoil Everyone's Fun On Russian Coast

Russia's week full of sharks is a lot less fun than ours.

Today Russian emergency officials have officially warned everyone to stay the f out of the 840 mile stretch of the Pacific coast after two unprecedented shark attacks on swimmers this week.

The 25-year-old man lost both his hands to a shark, after rescuing his wife Wednesday. The second attack, on a 16-year-old boy came Thursday.

According to the Huffington Post one doc said the kid's injury looked like "someone had passed a sharpened rake over the legs."

As gross as that may be, we are pleased to everyone has survived the attacks!

Though, this is spoiled summer fun for lots of vacationing Russians.

[image via youtube]

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