Sharks: Attraction by Low-Frequency Sounds

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Science  15 Nov 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3594, pp. 975-977
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3594.975


Large sharks (Carcharhinidae, Sphyrnidae), in their natural environment, were attracted to low-frequency (predominantly 20 to 60 cy/sec) pulsed sounds, but apparently not to higher frequency (400 to 600 cy/sec) pulsed sounds, or to low-frequency continuous sounds. The sharks apparently detected and oriented to the sounds in the acoustic far field.

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