Great White Sharks’ Rocking Taste in Music

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Jun 3, 2011
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    A cage-diving operator in South Australia has discovered that great white sharks in that region are fans of rock-and-roll music -- specifically that produced by the legendary Australian band AC/DC.

    Matt Waller of Adventure Bay Charters began experimenting with music played through underwater speakers, as other cage-diving operators in other regions have, as a means of luring sharks to divers in cages without using chummed fish parts, which is increasingly controversial.

    Sharks are sensitive to vibrations and have long been known to be able to hone in on the source of the noise from great distances. (Pacific Islanders used to rub coconuts together underwater to attract certain species of sharks.)

    Waller, in a news release, invited guests to bring their own CDs to "see if the Great White has similar taste in rock-and-roll, pop or hip-hop. Any genre is welcome, if the sharks don't like it, we will put AC/DC back on, which to date is their favorite!"

    Several Australian newspapers have picked up the story, quick to make note of Waller's observation that one of the songs most likely to attract great whites is "If You Want Blood." Another favorite is "Shook Me All Night Long."
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