For all these years sharks enthusiasts have used fish guts to lure great white sharks, but it seems the fearsome creatures are attracted to something else: music from Australian rock band AC/DC!
Matt Waller, a tour operator in South Australia’s Neptune Bay, has observed that when sharks hear the AC/DC evergreens, especially Shook Me All Night Long and Back in Black, they are drawn to the source of the music – probably because of the low frequencies found in band songs.
Matt’s research was inspired by dive operators on Guadalupe Island, who discovered playing music underwater for clients also caused changes in shark behaviour.
Using underwater speakers attached to cages, he pumped Australian rock hits through the water. Most of Matt’s tunes had no effect, but when the great whites heard the AC/DC songs, they swam up and rubbed their faces against the source of the music.
Info via: Australian Geographic