'Shark Week': Sharks love death metal
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Sharks feel sound through detectors that extend along the body. This gives them an acute sense of where the sound is coming from and allows them to hone in on their prey.
Using an military grade underwater speaker, researchers are testing their hypothesis that the dense tones of death metal music might just be the lure they need to attract a huge great white.
Researchers tried to using music from the band Darkest Hour.
This method doesn't just attract rebellious teenage sharks. The tones from the music simulate the low frequencies of struggling fish.
First, a 12-footer. Then, a 14-footer. The speaker resonates like a dinner bell.
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Different kinds of sharks
Silky sharks in Jardines de la Reina archipelago in Cuba. (Photo via Getty)
Snorkelling with Whale Sharks at Exmouth, Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia, the largest fish in the ocean, and a vegetarian. (Photo: Anthony Marsh, Alamy)
Sharks are a group of fish characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton, five to seven gill slits on the sides of the head, and pectoral fins that are not fused to the head. (Photo via Getty)
Caribbean reef sharks, Carcharhinus perezi, dusk in bahamas. (Photo via Getty)
The sharks of Tiger Beach, Bahamas. (Photo: Greg Amptman, Shutterstock)
Frenetic activity of Caribbean reef sharks Carcharhinus perezii . Sharks were attracted by chumming the area. (Photo: Stephen Frink, Getty)