The experiment was orchestrated by marine biologist Luke Tipple, who attached a Wicked Lasers Krypton model to the shark’s dorsal fin via a special, non-invasive clip. This green laser, which has a strength ranging from 50 milliwatts to 150 milliwatts, is water-resistant but not water-proof, so the device was shrink-wrapped beforehand to provide a stronger seal.
“We did it out of curiosity and because it was fun,” said Wicked
Lasers CEO Steve Liu. “Business doesn’t always have to be about terms
sheets or financial statements. It’s great to do something creative and
exciting once in a while. Not to mention fulfilling the dreams of at
least one evil doctor.”
The laser experiment was tied to a Wicked Lasers Facebook promotion in which the company challenged fans to provide 2,000 “likes” in order to see video of a laserfied shark in action. The promotion’s language promised, “We have a professional shark diving team ready and waiting.”