Scientists managed to produce shark-proof diving suits!


According to the International Shark Attacks File, 2,885 people were attacked by sharks on a global basis between 1958-2016 and 439 of them died. Between 2013 and 2017, an average of 86 people were attacked by sharks, while the number of proven and unproven shark attacks in 2018 was 66. The United States, Australia, the Bahamas, Brazil, Costa Rica, Egypt, Galapagos, New Caledonia, New Zealand, South Africa and Thailand were the countries with the most shark attacks. But the fear of death or injury due to shark attack, much more than injuries, swim, dive, scientific research or surfing the giant size of a shark with sharp teeth fear of coming to the nose ...

Marine researchers from the University of Flinders tested a new type of material they found in their research on diving suits. This new material, which was produced to reduce blood loss, serious injuries and deaths due to shark attack, was published in a journal PLOS ONE.

The material obtained from the combination of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene fibers with synthetic rubbers was compared to standard rubbers used in ordinary diving suits against shark bites in the tests performed.

One of the names who conducted the research was Flinders University Associate Professor. Charlie Huveneers said the new technological advancement would reduce the number of deaths, limb losses and severe injuries caused by shark attacks.

Huveneers said that the research was done especially with the great white sharks, and that this is due to the fact that the great white shark is the most causing species with death.

Two different fabrics were tested in 10 different ways. In these tests, two separate laboratory tests were performed. These are the puncture test, the second is the tear test.

Following the success of the tests, efforts have now been accelerated to make further progress on this new material.

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