Sharknado and Ghost Shark have swimmers scared, but new Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS) are wetsuits designed to deter sharks, ghost or otherwise, from biting you in half. According to science they will prevent or delay an attack, but I don’t see Bill Nye surfing with Jaws just yet. If SAMS is smart, they’ll pay whatever it costs to get product placement in Sharknado 2.
The Cryptic Pattern makes it difficult for the shark to see the wearer in the water column by using disruptive coloration and shaping from the perspective of a predatory shark. The pattern is not only difficult for the shark to see but is also designed to blend in with the background colours.
The combination of contrasting colours combined with the shape and size ratio of the patterns, ensures optimal effect at various depths and distances.
This would also work really well for sneaking up on girls and pulling the strings of their top. You shouldn’t do that though. It’s as juvenile as it is inappropriate.
Scientists note the distinctive vivid coloration of many fish species, including the striped pilotfish which spends it’s life living alongside predatory sharks.
The SAMS Warning™ pattern is designed to overtly present the wearer as unlike any shark prey, or even as an unpalatable or dangerous food option. At the very least this will provide the user with increased protection, but it could also provide the time needed to evacuate the area if a shark is in range.
It seems like the proper time to remind everyone that while this SAMS technology is awesome, there’s no such thing as a shark attack.