Australian scientists have developed a pair of anti-shark wetsuits that make divers appear invisible by camouflaging their bodies in the sea and trick sharks into thinking surfers are poisonous. A team of researchers from the University of Western Australia joined forces with designers from Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS) to create the suits. The blue pattern of the Elude suit can’t be seen by the shark because the fish are colour blind. While the stripes on the Diverter suit mimic the colours of poisonous fish to warn the sharks off.
YOU SEE THIS IS FANTASTIC. THIS IS WHAT WE NEED TO DO. NOT KILL SHARKS BECAUSE THEY’RE CURIOUS AND ATTACK US. WE’RE IN THEIR WATERS. WE’RE MAKING THEIR HUNTING GROUNDS SMALLER.
"It is our job to teach them, to inform them, and to pave the way for assistance." Kathleen M. Dudzinski, Dolphin Mysteries: Unlocking the Secrets of Communication picture by Caitlin Fagan off orcahome
Wildlife Warriors. Sound familiar? Steve Irwin always referred to himself as a "Wildlife Warrior." This is my wildlife blog. Animals. Endangered species awareness. Environmentally friendly stuff. You know, like Earth Day.....EVERY DAY. I tend to favor our ocean friends and reptiles, but I try to be fair. Probably lots of Steve Irwin/Crocodile Hunter stuff too.