AC/DC Make Great White Sharks More Relaxed

Playing songs by AC/DC to a Great White Shark can calm the normally aggressive animal, according to a South Australian charter boat operator.

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Playing songs by AC/DC to a Great White Shark can calm the normally aggressive animal, according to a South Australian charter boat operator.

Matt Waller said he made the discovery after speaking to a man who had been diving in Guadeloupe, who claimed playing certain music to sharks helped change their behaviour.

"I started going through my albums and AC/DC was something that really hit the mark", Waller told ABC.

"Their behaviour was more investigative, more inquisitive and a lot less aggressive - they actually came past in a couple of occasions when we had the speaker in the water and rubbed their face along the speaker which was really bizarre."

Waller said AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long" was particularly effective in changing a shark's behaviour.

Sharks don't have ears and instead react to different frequencies and vibrations in the water.

Thanks for the report to Gigwise.com.

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    Pagan_Poetry
    "Sharks don't have ears and instead react to different frequencies and vibrations in the water. " Well yeah. AC/DC's music is always steady and has a set pace. That's probably soothing for the sharks. If you play Meshuggah for the sharks, I can imagine it being something like Jaws mixed with Street Sharks. I'll gain access to Waller's ipod, delete the AC/DC, put on Meshuggah, Gojira and Dillinger Escape Plan, rename them as AC/DC songs, and play the waiting game.
    slaveskinJACKET
    Maybe, just maybe, when the sharks were bumping your speakers during You Shook Me All Night Long , they were trying to suggest that unless you play them some good AC/DC, you won't have underwater speakers much longer.
    true_bacon22
    Pagan_Poetry wrote: "Sharks don't have ears and instead react to different frequencies and vibrations in the water. " Well yeah. AC/DC's music is always steady and has a set pace. That's probably soothing for the sharks. If you play Meshuggah for the sharks, I can imagine it being something like Jaws mixed with Street Sharks. I'll gain access to Waller's ipod, delete the AC/DC, put on Meshuggah, Gojira and Dillinger Escape Plan, rename them as AC/DC songs, and play the waiting game.
    Fucking loooool,
    yoman297
    Pagan_Poetry wrote: If you play Meshuggah for the sharks, I can imagine it being something like Jaws mixed with Street Sharks.
    You beat me to it... OT: I wonder what would happen if they played Pink Floyd to the sharks... would they trip?
    dezmoines333
    yoman297 wrote: Pagan_Poetry wrote: If you play Meshuggah for the sharks, I can imagine it being something like Jaws mixed with Street Sharks. You beat me to it... OT: I wonder what would happen if they played Pink Floyd to the sharks... would they trip?
    they would swim upside down O.O
    theotherguy7145
    I think that's the best first comment I've ever read! Although everything seems pretty plausible in this article, fact wise, I question how professional this experiment was! haha.
    ThorMagneson
    If you play Meshuggah for the sharks, I can imagine it being something like Jaws mixed with Street Sharks. [/quote] Jawsome!
    guitarman052
    dezmoines333 wrote: yoman297 wrote: OT: I wonder what would happen if they played Pink Floyd to the sharks... would they trip? they would swim upside down O.O
    Maybe we should get the sharks high and do that!