A team of Australian researchers have invented an innovative method of safer surfing. They have designed a suit like the design of a poisonous fish, which helps surfers and swimmers in avoiding the shark attacks.
The system called Shark Attack Mitigation System (SAMS) is developed in city of Perth, Australia where on the west coast many people were attacked by sharks. In just two years, five death were reported by the site authority due to these attacks. The two founders of the SAMS, Hamish Jolly and Craig Andersonen took the assistance of Oceanographic Institution of the University of Western Australia (UWA) in making of wet suit which avoids shark attacks. The suit is having the pattern as there is on the poisonous fish, which makes the sharks run away from the person who is wearing the suit. A number of animals are repelled by toxic animals when they encounter them, there is a visual code that cautions their potential predators not to eat them.
This amazing innovation is as a result of recent discoveries about the vision of sharks. It is revealed that large predators can see and avoid fish which are having black and white stripes as they perceive them as poisonous. The pattern called Elude means “escape” in English, it consists of wearing blue and green camouflage patterns by the swimmers in the water.