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:
"That striped suit that is supposed to look like a lionfish is about as nice a thing as you can do to attract a shark, because of the contrast between dark and light."
Hmm, maybe we'll stick with the camouflaged version…
That sounds a lot safer than trying to mimic a brightly colored fish!
Hopefully these suits work and maybe there won't be so many dang shark attacks anymore!
[Image via SAMS.]
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