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AC/DC Music Attracts Great White Sharks

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the giving-the-shark-a-bone dept.

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bazzalunatic writes "It turns out great white sharks can be lured underwater to cages by playing hits from AC/DC — specifically 'Shook me all night long'. Matt Waller, a shark diving tour operator in Australia, has found this curious fact. But it's not just any song, as the sharks weren't attracted by other tunes. Matt suspects the sharks are attracted to the low frequencies found in AC/DC's music. One wonders if they'll be turned off by Celine Dion music — a new type of shark repellent perhaps?"

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89 comments

So (4, Funny)

tripleevenfall (1990004) | more than 3 years ago | (#36322414)

So we put Beiber down there and tie some sort of underwater speakers onto his body...

Re:So (1)

Tsingi (870990) | more than 3 years ago | (#36322468)

So we put Beiber down there and tie some sort of underwater speakers onto his body...

...and play AC/DC. We should put Celine Dion down there with him.

Re:So (1)

Moryath (553296) | more than 3 years ago | (#36322616)

While we're putting Bieber down there, has anyone tested it with Vanilla Ice or the Jonas Brothers?

Re:So (1)

Obfuscant (592200) | more than 3 years ago | (#36322744)

We should put Celine Dion down there with him.

Sharks don't like french food. Too fattening. Or even French Canadian food.

Besides, who would smear me with a tub of vaseline then?

Re:So (4, Insightful)

Sturm (914) | more than 3 years ago | (#36322484)

Beiber or Lady GagGag.

Either way it would be a win (although it might be animal cruelty).

Re:So (1)

drpimp (900837) | more than 3 years ago | (#36322556)

I have a feeling the sharks might only want the meat off her dress and leave the rest for the bottom feeders.

Re:So (1)

Moryath (553296) | more than 3 years ago | (#36322924)

Dunno. They might get a contact high from all the crack and cocaine...

Re:So (1, Offtopic)

doggo (34827) | more than 3 years ago | (#36323130)

How fucking dare anyone out there make fun of Lady Gaga after all she has been through.!

SHE'S A HUMAN! (ah! ooh!) What you don't realize is that Gaga is making you all this money and all you do is write a bunch of crap about her.

LEAVE HER ALONE! You are lucky she even performed for you BASTARDS!

LEAVE LADY GAGA ALONE! ...Please.

Leave Gaga Alone Please!

Leave Lady Gaga alone! ...right now! ...I mean it!

Anyone that has a problem with her you deal with me...

LEAVE HER ALONE!

Re:So (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36323204)

Who pee'd in your corn flakes?

Re:So (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36323560)

It's the Britney fan rant re-cast for Lady Gaga. I think he was trying to be funny.

Re:So (2)

formfeed (703859) | more than 3 years ago | (#36327984)

How fucking dare anyone out there make fun of Lady Gaga [..] SHE'S A HUMAN! [...] BASTARDS! [...] LEAVE HER ALONE!

Now why would anyone mod this "offtopic"?

The claim for Lady G. to be human is certainly news; and it is for nerds, since it addresses you personally, "BASTARDS".

Re:So (2)

Zeek40 (1017978) | more than 3 years ago | (#36323208)

If we're putting Beiber in the water and tying something to him, it should be lead bricks.

Re:So (1)

hawk (1151) | more than 3 years ago | (#36324398)

Never mind that, back to Celine Dion . . .

>One wonders if they'll be turned off by Celine Dion music — a new type of shark repellent perhaps?

I live in Vegas. Will running sharks up on the strip work as Celine Dion repellent?

Re:So (1)

ColdWetDog (752185) | more than 3 years ago | (#36324736)

I live in Vegas. Will running sharks up on the strip work as Celine Dion repellent?

Leave them there long enough and probably, yes they would.

Re:So (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36324430)

the beib might make them explode she makes my ears bleed

Re:So (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36326522)

what about rebecca black?

Re:So (1)

ArcadeNut (85398) | more than 3 years ago | (#36327170)

That's not very nice.

To the Sharks...

So what do we want? (2)

TrentTheThief (118302) | more than 3 years ago | (#36322458)

Sharks that taste good or sharks with good taste?

I vote: THUNDERSTRUCK!

Re:So what do we want? (5, Funny)

grub (11606) | more than 3 years ago | (#36322684)


AD/DC attracts sharks.

Motorhead kills them.

Re:So what do we want? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36323682)

AD/DC attracts sharks.

Motorhead kills them.

++

Re:So what do we want? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36323786)

And Sodom shreds them.

If You Want Blood (You've Got it) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36323540)

How would they do with that track?

How is this news? (4, Funny)

h4rr4r (612664) | more than 3 years ago | (#36322466)

Is anyone surprised sharks already into Great White also like AC/DC?

Re:How is this news? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36322568)

I think they're after the sound system to go with their head-mounted laser show equipment.

Re:How is this news? (1)

Zeek40 (1017978) | more than 3 years ago | (#36322640)

Great Whites have flamethrowers or other pyrotechnics on their heads. It's the Pink Floyd sharks that have the lasers.

Re:How is this news? (1)

jpvlsmv (583001) | more than 3 years ago | (#36322658)

Once bitten, twice shy?

Re:How is this news? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36322820)

Who said they like it? They want to make it STOP.

Re:How is this news? (1)

arth1 (260657) | more than 3 years ago | (#36324348)

I'd think they would prefer Bruce Dickinson over Brian Johnson. With or without frickin' laser stage shows.

Music Source: Grooveshark.com? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36322472)

Music Source: Grooveshark.com?

Shark DNA? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36322474)

I must have some as Celine Dion's music repels me as well......

Oooh... my mistake. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36322478)

I thought this would be an article on lawyers within the music industry. My bad.

Too.. Much.. Awesome... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36322494)

I just came thinking of all the awesome laser shark jokes I could post. I don't know whether to be happy or sad now... like always. :(

lazerz (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36322502)

can be lured underwater to cages by playing hits from AC/DC, and have lazerz atached... there fixd taht for you!

Breaking news!!! (2)

Taomach (2214660) | more than 3 years ago | (#36322508)

Australian scientists discovered that AC/DC are actually cool and even sharks can't deny it!

Ruff Stuff (1)

dimethylxanthine (946092) | more than 3 years ago | (#36322528)

Then again, who thought sharks were your typical Brittney Spears fans?...

----
Shake a fin on me.

Metalocalypse (1)

oe1kenobi (601951) | more than 3 years ago | (#36322590)

Reminds me of Dethwater [adultswim.com]

Fonze would be proud. (2)

Jargon Scott (258797) | more than 3 years ago | (#36322620)

So wait, did the shark just jump AC/DC?

Re:Fonze would be proud. (1)

berashith (222128) | more than 3 years ago | (#36323882)

in soviet australia , sharks jump you ?

Great White (1)

T.E.D. (34228) | more than 3 years ago | (#36322624)

Perhaps when played underwater, AC/DC's music sounds like Great White [wikipedia.org] music. Did they try playing "Once Bitten Twice Shy"?

Re:Great White (1)

MarkGriz (520778) | more than 3 years ago | (#36322730)

Not likely. If it sounded like Great White, they'd be swimming *away* from it.

Re:Great White (1)

Slider451 (514881) | more than 3 years ago | (#36324676)

Nah, they know Great White jumped the shark.

I'm sooo going shark fishing!! (1)

DCram (459805) | more than 3 years ago | (#36322664)

Getting hammered blastin AC/DC and catching SHARKS!!
They will eat your face!

In fact I may leave work right now.

Re:I'm sooo going shark fishing!! (1)

Mindcontrolled (1388007) | more than 3 years ago | (#36323280)

I'm in. Let's test if we can lure them with Manowar as well. Then again, that might put them into an uber-shark rage. Dangerous, that.

Not surprising (2)

jamrock (863246) | more than 3 years ago | (#36322690)

The vocalist sounds like a seal in distress. That would draw a great white shark like a dinner bell.

Lupe Fiasco (1)

Tr3vin (1220548) | more than 3 years ago | (#36322726)

I am glad Lupe Fiasco didn't sample AC/DC in his latest album. Sharks are dangerous enough. We don't need to get them attached to that music.

Other music (1)

techstar25 (556988) | more than 3 years ago | (#36322732)

Led Zeppelin is next on Matt's playlist, but his children are convinced that the sharks will be fans of the White Stripes and Wolfmother.

The White Stripes and Woflmother are certainly no AC/DC and Led Zeppelin. It doesn't take a million years of evolution to know that The White Stripes really aren't that good.

Re:Other music (1)

mcgrew (92797) | more than 3 years ago | (#36322942)

TFA says sharks especially like ACDC's "You Shook Me", I'm wondering how they'd like Zeppelin's "You Shook Me".

Odd, some of the words in both songs match. It's a wonder there hasn't been a lawsuit.

AC/DC... not just for cougars anymore. (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36322738)

We'll see you at the dive bar.

Once Bitten, Twice Shy (1)

leftie (667677) | more than 3 years ago | (#36322768)

My, my, my

I wonder (2)

somaTh (1154199) | more than 3 years ago | (#36322790)

What would happen if AC/DC plays the theme from Jaws?

Re:I wonder (1)

MonsterTrimble (1205334) | more than 3 years ago | (#36323010)

There will be a bootleg?

Question (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36322796)

"It turns out great white sharks can be lured underwater to cages by playing hits from AC/DC"

WTF were the sharks doing out of the water in the first place?

Re:Question (1)

Glothar (53068) | more than 3 years ago | (#36323764)

Shopping for lasers.

Amazon doesn't ship to underwater addresses.

FTA (1)

Rooked_One (591287) | more than 3 years ago | (#36322860)

"They will be trying out Led Zeppelin, the white stripes, and wolfmother."

(or something close to that)

That is exactly what I thought as soon as I read "low frequencies.... Jimmy Page's les paul almost invented that sound. Although, could it be the voice? We aren't using a controlled environment with these additional bands as all of the voices are very unique (not canned boy bands).

Interesting, now lets consider.... (3, Insightful)

realsilly (186931) | more than 3 years ago | (#36322902)

...getting close enough to tag a particular shark or two and playing types of music at random intervals over a given time frame, say a year or so.

Keep try to pick music of the same base level to play for a designated amount of time. Try other types of music that have higher pitches and lots less base. Use vocals, don't use vocals, and record your findings which include the Name of the Song, the album it was played from, the artist, the length of time the music played for, on what type of system the music was played on, GPS locations, time of day, weather conditions, water conditions and any other key data. Once you have all of this nice wonderful data, put it out on the web for others to research and study as well.

I'm curious, was the music was of the best sound quality or super compressed?
What equipment did he use to play the music in the water?
Does he know how loud the music volume was?
The lowest sound to the highest volume?
Was it feeding time?
Was the shark in the area before music was playing or after?

My curiosity is peaked.

Re:Interesting, now lets consider.... (2)

xandroid (680978) | more than 3 years ago | (#36323126)

FWIW, your curiosity is actually piqued, not peaked.

Re:Interesting, now lets consider.... (0)

x1r8a3k (1170111) | more than 3 years ago | (#36323282)

No, he's lost interest now.

Re:Interesting, now lets consider.... (1)

cosm (1072588) | more than 3 years ago | (#36325918)

Those damn rate adjusters!

Re:Interesting, now lets consider.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36326932)

Unless maybe that's as high as his curiosity could ever get, and it's all downhill from there - he'll NEVER be as curious as he was when he made that post.

Re:Interesting, now lets consider.... (1)

LongearedBat (1665481) | more than 3 years ago | (#36328486)

Maybe it has peaked, and he is no longer as curious. ;)

Re:Interesting, now lets consider.... (1)

matmota (238500) | more than 3 years ago | (#36337552)

My curiosity is peaked.

Then I guess you could say that it has jumped the shark.

So THAT's why.... (1)

BiggyMcLargeHuge (1460305) | more than 3 years ago | (#36322960)

So THAT's why they were playing AC/DC when they buried Bin Laden at sea!

Re:So THAT's why.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36323318)

Didn't they play Elton John? (Sandals in the bin)

Gives a whole new meaning...... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36323112)

After all these years, the reason they attack humans is to shake them "all night long".

Yeah you, (1)

night_flyer (453866) | more than 3 years ago | (#36323176)

Shark me all night long!

Yeah, but Bon or Brian? (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 3 years ago | (#36323260)

Do the sharks have a preference?

Bon was a wild man, but he also once sang in a bubblegum pop band.

Brian's got a great voice, but lately he's also developed a great gut.

Re:Yeah, but Bon or Brian? (1)

GodfatherofSoul (174979) | more than 3 years ago | (#36324000)

It's a shark. Obviously the meatier one.

I wonder... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36323386)

Did he chum the waters listening to AC/DC?

I was once on an alligator tour in the everglades, and the fanboat operator explained that the gators recognise the sound of the individual boat engines, based on which of the tour guides would feed them in the early morning, and how those guides each took different routes.
They essentially trained them to come to the sounds of the engines to enhance the tour experience.

Celine Dion suggestion (2)

cleepa (1142305) | more than 3 years ago | (#36323516)

> One wonders if they'll be turned off by Celine Dion music — a new type of shark repellent perhaps?

They probably would be. But so would anybody interested in going down there without the sharks.

Re:Celine Dion suggestion (1)

ddd0004 (1984672) | more than 3 years ago | (#36324312)

Actually, this causes the shark to invert and float to the surface.

Re:Celine Dion suggestion (1)

cleepa (1142305) | more than 3 years ago | (#36325720)

Actually, this causes the shark to invert and float to the surface.

Probably causes the diver to do the same :-D

Celine Dion? (1)

r0b!n (1009159) | more than 3 years ago | (#36323694)

I would rather take my chances with the sharks.

To those about to shark! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36323708)

We salute you.

Shark death metal? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36323914)

So if great whites are attracted to to low sound frequencies, I wonder if they'd be even more attracted to really low downtuned death metal music? A lot of bands like Kataklysm and At the Gates tune down 3 steps to B, while Bloodbath tunes down 4 to A for most of their songs and Cannibal Corpse goes down a full 5 steps to G. These bands also play mostly on the 3 lowest strings of the guitar as well. That's also why I'd assume that AC/DC would be better at attracting sharks than Dissection. Both bands play in standard tuning, but AC/DC stays on the lower strings for the most part while Dissection plays more on the middle strings of the guitar.

Low frequencies? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36324054)

Put Sunn O))) on some speakers down there and you'll have every shark for 50 miles by the end of one song.

so Land Sharks didn't disappear (1)

Locutus (9039) | more than 3 years ago | (#36324220)

they just thinned out over the years as AC/DC was played less... because it attracted the sharks.

LoB

Makes sense (1)

ddd0004 (1984672) | more than 3 years ago | (#36324324)

That's why you see so many sharks in black concert t-shirts

All explained (2)

Black Parrot (19622) | more than 3 years ago | (#36324330)

It told them to come, but they were already there.

Lawyers? (2)

bradorsomething (527297) | more than 3 years ago | (#36324912)

The unlicensed playing of ANY popular music attracts sharks, regardless of the artist. Did they have a proper license to perform the music?

Does he have to pay ASCAP?!? (1)

stretch0611 (603238) | more than 3 years ago | (#36324970)

I do not know the name of the Australian version of this extortion group is, but are they required to pay up? I mean the sharks are an audience and they are listening and being entertained by a public performance...

Wait until they(Aussie ASCAP) realizes that music travels farther and faster underwater and the fees will really increase.

Great white Sharks (1)

VortexCortex (1117377) | more than 3 years ago | (#36325836)

"AC/DC Music Attracts Great White Sharks" -- Good to know, but I'm a heterosexual male...

Has any research proven which music/songs most attract Cougars?

(I'm assuming "shark" is now slang for the male version of a "cougar".)

Hells Bells (1)

sa1lnr (669048) | more than 3 years ago | (#36326218)

That's scary.

Never gonna give you up...Never gonna let you down (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36326328)

Yeah Rick Rolling them really pisses them off...

Re:Never gonna give you up...Never gonna let you d (1)

ross.w (87751) | more than 3 years ago | (#36327442)

It's a long way to the shark if you wanna Rick Roll.

They should just stick to DC (1)

ross.w (87751) | more than 3 years ago | (#36326568)

AC kills circus elephants [wikipedia.org]

Sharks with Lasers (1)

Jason Levine (196982) | more than 3 years ago | (#36326830)

What's worse than a shark with a frickin' laser attached to its head? A shark with a laser attached to its head playing hard rock while it zaps you!

Let's REALLY mess with them (1)

sharkey (16670) | more than 3 years ago | (#36327242)

One wonders if they'll be turned off by Celine Dion music

Maybe their brains will asplode: You Shook Me All Night Long [youtube.com]

Natural Selection (1)

captain_sweatpants (1997280) | more than 3 years ago | (#36327992)

This is natural selection at work. The universe wants bogans to be eaten by sharks!

The Celine Dion effect (1)

Bud (1705) | more than 3 years ago | (#36328902)

One wonders if they'll be turned off by Celine Dion music — a new type of shark repellent perhaps?

Oh yes, the "Celine Dion effect" is well known. For example, playing My Heart Will Go On in railway stations late at night will magically keep the stations empty from pickpockets, rapists and other miscreants and indeed any sentient beings except cockroaches. The high notes will first melt your earwax and then your brain. Cockroaches merely lose their orientation and walk into walls.

I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work underwater too. Unless of course the sharks fight back with lasers.

--Bud

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