Who Knew Sharks Were Into Jazz? Interesting Study Shows Sound Very Important Sharks And All Animals Really

So what kind of music do sharks like.  I would have thought maybe rock or hard rock.  Apparently they are fond of jazz.

 

Researchers at Australia’s Macquarie University have shown that the animal has a more discerning taste in music than you’d anticipate.

The study, published in Animal Cognition, shows that baby Port Jackson sharks can learn to associate music with food. If played jazz, the sharks would swim over to a feeding station to receive their delicious reward.

“Sound is really important for aquatic animals, it travels well under water and fish use it to find food, hiding places and even to communicate,” Catarina Vila-Pouca, the study’s lead author, said in a statement online.

Very little is known about the ability of elasmobranchs — that’s sharks, rays and skates — and their ability to distinguish between sounds. Some anecdotal reports suggest that sharks are attracted to the sound of boat engines, associating it with food, much like Pavlov’s Dog.  Source Mashable

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