There are only about 50-100 shark attacks every year worldwide, but the majority of those happen in Australia. So the Australian government turned to the scientists at Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS) to come up with a way to get those numbers even lower.
Their stylish solution to the problem are two shark-repellent swimsuits, one called the “Cryptic” and the other called the “Warning.” Sharks have good eyesight, but they don’t process patterns easily. That’s why both suits feature bold patterns that can confuse the sea predators and keep swimmers safe.
The Cryptic suit is designed for divers and uses tones of blue and white to help it blend in with the water. This suit’s pattern has very specific shapes in various sizes that sharks can’t pick up on, making a diver almost completely invisible.
The Warning is for surfers, and has a black and white striped pattern that is designed to look unlike any animal that a shark would want to eat. Many people believe that sharks attack surfers when they mistake them for seals as they lie down on their boards. Scientists noticed that sharks don’t bother striped fish, so they recreated that pattern in the suit.
Both of these shark repellent suits have been tested on tiger sharks, and eventually, scientists plan to test them on great whites. You can see some of their tests in the video below:
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shark attacks happen so often, this product could possibly reduce that
It is way more safe for families to have fun and surf freely. Rock on, I want to vote for some more good ideas.
very cool i know im just a kid but my class watch’s this everyday.!.!
It is way more safe for families to have fun and surf freely.
It is way more safe.
This is pretty cool because you can surf with no worries at all man.
That is pretty cool because you get to surf with no worries at all.
think it is great
I think its helpful
anything helps i guess
Hi we think it will help protect ourselves
This is a very clever invention. Now I can stop worrying when I go surfing. Thanks!
i think it is because it will save peoples live
but the suit dosen’t protect your arms and legs
I think that it will be a good idea if it really works well because for those people that love to serf or swim always have at the back of their head that “what if they get hurt” so if it they can test it and it works I think it should really be worth it.
the shark repellent suits can help the people surf without dieing from shark attacks
First of all these suits can cost a lot and some people might not have enough money, also the swim suits aren’t 100% safe which makes me think twice about buying one.
I think that it is a good idea because I go swimming all the time and I always have the thought in my mind
I say yes because im a surfer, and i think it would be amazing to do what i love with no worries 🙂
Yes it will help with shark attacks
Yes it will help with shark attacks and it will be a lot safer for kids and adults to surf