LED light-up surfboards could deter shark attacks

A group of Australian scientists concluded that LED lights installed on the bottom of a surfboard could help avoid shark attacks on surfers.

A series of tests using seal-shaped decoys with built-in lights revealed that sharks stayed away from their potential prey.

"We tried to use lights as a strategy of counter-illumination. It breaks up the surfer's silhouette making it much less enticing for the shark to investigate," notes Nathan Hart, associate professor of Biological Sciences at the Macquarie University, in Australia.

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Is sunscreen toxic?

The sun is a natural source of Vitamin D, but it can also kill us. As of today, the sunscreen still is the best protective weapon against UV A/B radiation.

If you enjoy outdoor activities and water sports, sunscreen is an essential health product because it will protect your skin against the sun's UV rays.

While the sun fuels your body with natural Vitamin D properties, it can also cause dangerous sunburns, and increase the risk of developing skin cancer and premature aging.

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35 interesting facts about tsunamis

Tsunamis are a silent, yet destructive force that rarely spares lives and belongings. Take a look at some interesting facts about the most deadly waves on the planet.

A tsunami is a series of ocean waves - called wave train - created by an underwater earthquake or explosions, volcanic eruption, landslide, or drastic changes in atmospheric pressure.

However, the natural phenomenon can also be caused by nuclear tests or disasters, meteorites, and glacier calving.

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Surfing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will take place in the ocean, not in a wave pool. The waiting period runs from July 24 to August 9.

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It's almost finals' day at Playa Llacolén. The 2018 Antofagasta Bodyboard Festival (ABF) continues in La Cupula, one of the finest boogie waves in Chile.

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Nic Rapa and Sean Silveira have taken out the second event of the 2018 Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour (PWT), held at Lake Allatoona's Dallas Landing Park, in Acworth, Georgia.

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