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Sharks are attracted to death metal music

Posted on Monday, 13 July, 2015 | Comment icon 19 comments

Is music the key to attracting sharks ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Terry Goss
The crew of a TV documentary about sharks used death metal to help them attract a huge great white.
Desperate to film a giant shark for their 'Bride of Jaws' Shark Week documentary, the film crew decided to attempt something a little bit different in their efforts to attract one of the animals.

Sharks are known to pick up the low-frequency vibrations of a struggling fish in the water which, as it happens, can be effectively emulated by playing death metal or other similar music under the water.

For this experiment shark tour operator Matt Waller found that AC/DC worked particularly well.

In the footage, which can be viewed below, the crew was surprisingly successful after a huge shark turned up in response to the music being blasted through the water from an underwater speaker.

One of the crew, who was in a shark cage at the time, was treated to a view that he will never forget.

Source: Independent | Comments (19)

Tags: Sharks, Music

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #10 Posted by ChaosRose on 13 July, 2015, 17:08
AC/DC being death metal is the funniest thing I've ever heard. It was just AC/DC? Lol. That certainly is funny.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Zalmoxis on 13 July, 2015, 18:31
Well, in the true meaning of the words and not in the meaning of industry labeling, technically, ACDC is death metal. In the magazines though, they are plain old rock & roll.
Comment icon #12 Posted by BeastieRunner on 13 July, 2015, 21:33
AC/DC is not death metal but it's still pretty funny and cool.
Comment icon #13 Posted by scaniaman on 13 July, 2015, 21:48
sharks have great taste in music.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Imaginarynumber1 on 14 July, 2015, 5:23
Well, in the true meaning of the words and not in the meaning of industry labeling, technically, ACDC is death metal. In the magazines though, they are plain old rock & roll. Explain.
Comment icon #15 Posted by travelnjones on 14 July, 2015, 16:32
I am guessing that he means Bon Scott died but that is only a guess
Comment icon #16 Posted by TripGun on 14 July, 2015, 16:36
I figured thrash music would be more of their taste.
Comment icon #17 Posted by socrates.junior on 14 July, 2015, 16:50
Rock and roll and volcanoes. Sharks are getting cool again after they seemed to have jumped the shark with the advent of Shark Week.
Comment icon #18 Posted by TheGreatBeliever on 18 July, 2015, 17:33
Who doesnt get attracted to loud banging noises?!
Comment icon #19 Posted by jake spoon on 19 July, 2015, 13:22
Really,AC/DC? That's cool,but I figured a great white would be a fan of Great White.

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