Sharks: Attraction by low-frequency sounds

Donald R. Nelson, Samuel H. Gruber

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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 (US)
Pages (from-to)975-977
Number of pages3
Issue number3594
StatePublished - Jan 1 1963

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