Skip to comments.Anti-shark wetsuits make divers look less like a meal
Posted on 08/02/2013 12:21:46 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Sharks are the predators of the sea and there is nothing they like more than to snack on a tasty morsel like a seal. However, they can mistake a diver in wetsuit for a seal, and as a consequence the attack humans.
Now an Australian company has invented wetsuits that confuse a sharks vision by making the wearer seem invisible.
One of the designs repels the shark by making the wearer unpalatable, and the other replicates the natural patterns of the ocean.
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Quint coulda used one of those.
How can you prove that the divers are eaten by “mistake?”
And a bigger boat...
I wear a wet suit that is covered in pictures of Hillary Clinton. It scares the sharks and other sea life away. It even caused a large coral reef to move away at a surprizing speed.
What does the warranty look like?
invisible? don’t they “smell” in the water more than see?
For somebody swimming on the surface, the colors or pattern of the wetsuit will be irrelevant, because a shark seeing you from below will just see a dark silhouette.
If our wetsuit fails, return it and your money will be cheerfully refunded.
They can, but apparently that applies to blood in the water more than any non-water-soluble secretions of humans. Sharks have electroreceptors on their heads, so they can sense the electric impulses in prey’s muscles when they move.
Surfers and swimmers OTOH, splash about on the surface and look like seals and sea lions. Dunno about this attempt at making them look a bit less like a black seal.
Sharks, especially great whites, attack from beneath and go for the silhouette, so who knows if these wetsuits will do much for the underneath view.
After all, sharks bite surfboards all the time, and they are not painted black.