02 June 2011

Great white sharks have an affinity for the music of AC/DC

I remember it well, I was 15-years-old and had never attended a rock concert until that night. Here I was a preppy scared teenager in a sea of denim and leather-wearing head bangers taking in the hard rock musical genius of AC/DC. As frightened as I was, I don’t recall seeing any great white sharks sporting Angus Young t-shirts and drinking PBRs.

But according to Adventure Bay Charter’s Matt Waller, great white sharks can’t get enough of the Australian rockers hard hitting tunes.

Waller, who operates tours to Shark Bay at the Neptune Islands, claims the sharks are particularly fond of If You Want Blood (how fitting) and You Shook Me All Night Long.

Apparently the low frequency of the songs is what attracts the imposing carnivores.

"We know the AC/DC music works best by trial and error, and we are doing more research to see what works best with different species of shark," Waller tells Adelaide now.

It will be interesting to see what other types of music the great whites enjoy but call it a hunch, don’t try Yani.

Eric Fortney | @elfortney | email
Eric is the co-founder and executive editor of the animal rights and eco-friendly news source, This Dish Is Veg. In addition to his work at TDIV, Eric is a father of three, runner, and lover of the outdoors.

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