Kristine Lofgren

New Wetsuit Helps Prevent Shark Attacks by Deterring Sharks and Hiding Swimmers

by , 08/23/14
filed under: Animals, biomimicry, Ecouterre

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If you like swimming in the ocean, but you aren’t so fond of shark attacks, get your beach gear ready. Scientists in Australia have created shark-deterrent wetsuits that keep the sharks at bay. One is a camouflage to hide you from sharks and the other actually repels sharks by signaling that you are not a tasty snack. And even though shark attacks are rare, the peace of mind while playing in the sea might be worth the cost alone.

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