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New suits make surfers invisible to sharks

world Updated: Jul 19, 2013 00:50 IST

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Scientists from the University of Western Australia, with designers Shark Attack Mitigation Systems, have unveiled two new wetsuits, which they say could protect surfers from sharks.

Based on a breakthrough discovery that sharks are colour blind, one wetsuit, labelled the Elude, is designed to camouflage a swimmer or diver in the sea.

At the other extreme, the Diverter sports bold white and dark blue stripes, and is intended to mirror nature's warning signs to ward off any potential shark attack, the Courier Mail reported.