Beamed-up lemon shark shows research promise (w/ Video)

Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 05:00 in Physics & Chemistry

(Phys.org) -- Not everyone is game enough to fit a laser beam on to a shark’s head and live to tell the tale intact, but not everyone is a marine biologist, either. Last month, marine biologist Luke Tipple, armed with a career in the study of sharks, accepted the request from handheld laser manufacturers, Wicked Lasers, to attach a Wicked Lasers laser beam to a shark’s fin, which he did with success. On a diving trip in the Bahamas, he fit a laser device onto a lemon shark’s dorsal fin and tested the shark’s movements.

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