Friday, June 3, 2011 at 8 a.m.
Australian scientists have concluded that the behavior of great whites was affected in different ways when different kinds of music was played in the water around them.
When a diver played the music of AC/DC, the sharks' behavior became "more investigative, more inquisitive, and a lot less aggressive," said Matt Waller, a chartered boat operator. The sharks especially liked "You Shook Me All Night Long," Waller said.
The most interesting aspect of these findings is that sharks don't have ears, which means they were likely reacting to the vibrations and frequencies of the music. I wonder how the sharks would have reacted if the divers played Rebecca Black's "Friday"
instead of AC/DC tracks.
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