How to trick colourblind sharks. Wear this striped wetsuit.
A company called Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS) and University of Western Australia scientists have been working to protect swimmers, surfers and divers from getting chomped on with a line of shark-deterring wetsuits.
“Many animals in biology are repelled by noxious animals – prey that provide a signal that somehow says ‘Don’t eat me’ – and that has been manifest in a striped pattern," UWA professor Shaun Collin told the Guardian.
After two years of research and development, the suits went on sale this week.