Sharks: Attraction by low-frequency sounds

Donald R. Nelson, Samuel H. Gruber

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)975-977
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume142
Issue number3594
StatePublished - Dec 1 1963

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Nelson, D. R., & Gruber, S. H. (1963). Sharks: Attraction by low-frequency sounds. Science, 142(3594), 975-977.

Sharks : Attraction by low-frequency sounds. / Nelson, Donald R.; Gruber, Samuel H.

In: Science, Vol. 142, No. 3594, 01.12.1963, p. 975-977.

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Nelson, DR & Gruber, SH 1963, 'Sharks: Attraction by low-frequency sounds', Science, vol. 142, no. 3594, pp. 975-977.
Nelson DR, Gruber SH. Sharks: Attraction by low-frequency sounds. Science. 1963 Dec 1;142(3594):975-977.
Nelson, Donald R. ; Gruber, Samuel H. / Sharks : Attraction by low-frequency sounds. In: Science. 1963 ; Vol. 142, No. 3594. pp. 975-977.
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