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April 5th, 2019

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Fluke Ellington … a Port Jackson shark, the kind used in the jazz study. Photograph: David Fleetham/Alamy

Fluke Ellington … a Port Jackson shark, the kind used in the jazz study. Photograph: David Fleetham/Alamy

A study at Macquarie University in Sydney found that sharks could recognise jazz – if there was food on offer

Researchers at Sydney’s Macquarie University have discovered that sharks can recognise jazz music.

In a paper published in Animal Cognition, the researchers, led by Catarina Vila Pouca, trained juvenile Port Jackson sharks to swim over to where jazz was playing, to receive food. It has been thought that sharks have learned to associate the sound of a boat engine with food, because food is often thrown from tourist boats to attract sharks to cage-diving expeditions – the study shows that they can learn these associations quickly. Full story.

Ben Beaumont-Thomas (The Guardian) / May 10, 2018

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