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Anti-Shark Wetsuits - The Pattern Of Attack

Postby RickI » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:39 pm

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Some sharks may be genetically predisposed to poorly integrate or otherwise ignore certain patterns the folks at the Australian firm Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS) have concluded. SAMS is a collaborative effort between University of Western Australia shark researchers, Professors Shaun Collin and Nathan Hart among others. How does it work? This is some of what they have to say about that on their website:

"Many years of anecdotal evidence suggests that a stripe pattern acts as a deterrent or repellent to sharks - but we now know there’s more to the story.

SAMS has applied scientific principles to this theory to discover that very specific contrasting, colours, shapes and dimensions work together for maximum effect. If you look closely, the stripes contain intricate detailing."

Continued with more stills and video

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Re: Anti-Shark Wetsuits - The Pattern Of Attack

Postby Laughingman » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:05 pm

Finally! A reasonable answer to the age old question... Why do KiteBoarders where shorts over their wetsuits?
To scare off the sharks! Who knew?

We should do a study on how many kiteboarders/surfers were attacked with and without colorful board-shorts on. :rollgrin:

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Re: Anti-Shark Wetsuits - The Pattern Of Attack

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Re: Anti-Shark Wetsuits - The Pattern Of Attack

Postby slaterson19 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:33 pm

Homer: Not a bear in sight. The Bear Patrol must be working like a
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Re: Anti-Shark Wetsuits - The Pattern Of Attack

Postby dblass » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:58 pm

Who new sharks where afraid of clowns?

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Re: Anti-Shark Wetsuits - The Pattern Of Attack

Postby jrfiol » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:23 pm

dblass wrote:Who new sharks where afraid of clowns?


Everybody knows that! LOL

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Re: Anti-Shark Wetsuits - The Pattern Of Attack

Postby Brin » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:39 pm

This striped suit idea has been around for a while

check out Dr Walt Starck's ideas.....

http://www.goldendolphin.com/WASdisk/dr ... etsuit.htm

Interesting guy, inventor of the Electrolung and came down under to New Zealand with his fabulous dive boat El Torito ....complete with 2 man wet sub......
:D

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Re: Anti-Shark Wetsuits - The Pattern Of Attack

Postby slaterson19 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:46 am

BEETLEJUICE! BEETLEJUICE! BEETLEJUICE!

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Re: Anti-Shark Wetsuits - The Pattern Of Attack

Postby RickI » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:02 am

Dr. Walter Stark! Last I heard about him he was studying sharks in the Pacific via a wetsub (Sharkhunter). I read "Something Rich and Strange" a book he coauthored with Robert Schroeder when I was a kid about their coral reef studies in the Caribbean, great stuff! Didn't know he designed a rebreather, the Electolung? I remember seeing something years back about this striped suit, thanks for posting the link.

Brin wrote:This striped suit idea has been around for a while

check out Dr Walt Starck's ideas.....

http://www.goldendolphin.com/WASdisk/dr ... etsuit.htm

Interesting guy, inventor of the Electrolung and came down under to New Zealand with his fabulous dive boat El Torito ....complete with 2 man wet sub......
:D

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Re: Anti-Shark Wetsuits - The Pattern Of Attack

Postby pixelpedro » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:14 am

Laughingman wrote:Finally! A reasonable answer to the age old question... Why do KiteBoarders where shorts over their wetsuits?
To scare off the sharks! Who knew?

We should do a study on how many kiteboarders/surfers were attacked with and without colorful board-shorts on. :rollgrin:

lmao


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