Sharks At Aquarium Begin Mating When Salt ’n Pepa Song Played

They might have the reputation of being fearsome killing machines, but even sharks appreciate a decent tune. A new study by German scientists has discovered that playing certain music to sharks gets them in the mood for mating. Sea Life Aquarium took part in the study to try and encourage their sharks to mate after a concerning reduction in the number of shark offspring. After four weeks of playing different songs for two hours a day — beamed into the aquarium — the sharks reacted favorably to one song. Apparently, they enjoyed the song "Push It" by the hip-hop group Salt ’n Pepa the best. Not only did the song work for sharks, but for pandas and primates as well.