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Sailors playing heavy metal to scare killer whales may be putting a target on their backs


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Sailors playing heavy metal to scare killer whales may be putting a target on their backs by telling the orcas exactly where to find them

Sailors using heavy metal music to deter orcas from ramming into their boats could find that the strategy backfires.

After a series of incidents this year where a population of orca whales near the Iberian Peninsula began targeting and sinking sailboats, sailors in the region are looking for ways to deter the massive marine mammals.

A German sailor told The New York Times that his crew turned to a heavy metal playlist, blasted through underwater speakers, to scare off orcas — although, in his experience, the playlist proved to be a complete failure.

https://www.businessinsider.com/heavy-metal-music-deter-orcas-ramming-sailboat-iberian-coast-2023-11

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14 hours ago, Kittens Are Jerks said:

Sailors playing heavy metal to scare killer whales may be putting a target on their backs by telling the orcas exactly where to find them

Sailors using heavy metal music to deter orcas from ramming into their boats could find that the strategy backfires.

After a series of incidents this year where a population of orca whales near the Iberian Peninsula began targeting and sinking sailboats, sailors in the region are looking for ways to deter the massive marine mammals.

A German sailor told The New York Times that his crew turned to a heavy metal playlist, blasted through underwater speakers, to scare off orcas — although, in his experience, the playlist proved to be a complete failure.

https://www.businessinsider.com/heavy-metal-music-deter-orcas-ramming-sailboat-iberian-coast-2023-11

Headline:  ORCA HEADBANGERS SINK YACHTS

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15 hours ago, quiXilver said:

How unsurprising...

How stupid...

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Concerningly it could promote a statement of intent...

"Let the bodies hit the floor"
"Let the bodies hit the floor"
"Let the bodies hit the floor"
"Let the bodies hit the... FLOOOOOOOOOOOOOR!"

For context, the floor is the ship's deck...

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Some Miley Cyrus Party in the USA might cheer them up.

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Nobody’s asking what band the sailors were blasting. If they tried playing Cinderella to a bunch of Iron Maiden fans of course the boat’s going to get attacked.

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