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TED Talks: Season 2014

2014x81 Hamish Jolly: A shark-deterrent wetsuit (and it's not what you think)
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  • 2014-04-23T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

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.

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