Hamish Jolly:
A shark-deterrent wetsuit (and it's not what you think)

TEDxPerth · 12:32 · Filmed Oct 2013
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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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Inventor, ocean swimmer
Hamish Jolly brings his entrepreneurial eye to the rare but viscerally terrifying issue of shark attacks. Full bio



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