Swimming with sharks – Shark Attack Mitigation Systems

Posted By on July 20, 2013

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I might wear the “invisibility cloak” swim skin or wetsuit if it offers protection from ocean rash or as SPF sunblock (UVA and UVB protection), but am not sure the white and black horizontally striped suit is for me? On the other hand, if I were swimming in waters that are regularly visited by those seal eating “big boys and girls” (Great White Sharks) then I might reconsider function (deterring sharks) over style (limited invisibility)  … or I might just opt for staying on the beach !

An “invisibility cloak” to protect surfers from sharks has been launched in Western Australia, the scene of five fatal shark attacks in recent years.

Scientists from the University of Western Australia, with designers Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS), have unveiled two new wetsuits that they say could save lives in the water.

http://www.fastcompany.com/3014479/fast-feed/shark-repelling-wetsuits-use-natures-technology-to-keep-surfers-and-divers-safe

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"We have converted that into patents that we know will hide [wearers] or present wearers as not shark food." https://radiator.net/sams/

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