Can This Surf Gear Prevent Shark Attacks?

Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS) is a company in Perth, Australia, that has developed a line of wetsuits and surfboards that could prevent shark attacks.

The SAMS technology focuses on the fairly recent discovery that sharks are color blind.

The “Cryptic Swimmer” line uses a blend of blue tones to mimic the movement of water–rendering the surfer invisible to a shark.

The “Warning Swimmer” uses an opposite tactic: High contrasting stripes confuse depth perception and keep the shark from engaging and attacking. The wetsuits will cost $495, and can be seen here.

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