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A Shark-deterrent Wetsuit (and it’s not what you think)

F, Feb 2| 10am|$0M/$2NM

Hamish Jolly, an ocean swimmer in Australia, wanted a wetsuit that would deter a curious shark from mistaking him for a potential source of nourishment.  (Which, statistically, is rare, but certainly a fate worth avoiding.)  Working with a team of scientists, he and his friends came up with a fresh approach – not a shark cage, not a suit of chain-mail, but a sleek suit that taps our growing understanding of shark vision.