From Australia, wetsuit uses patterns to deter shark attacks

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The Surf Road Experience has helped those looking to catch a wave on holiday to make the most of their trip, but what about ensuring their safety? Australia's Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS) has developed new surfwear that deters sharks from attacking. The problem with traditional black wetsuits is that it makes humans appear to sharks as seals, which can contribute to sharks feeling more confident in attacking. The system employed by SAMS is to use camouflage that can disrupt the shark's senses. One design is a black and white striped outfit that mimics techniques used by fish with contrasting…

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