Love Song for Sharks
Zorro, a 6-year-old zebra shark, had a reputation as a “ladies’ shark.” So officials at Sea Life London aquarium hooked him up with a single lady shark called Mazawabee. But for the longest time, the pair’s relationship was strictly platonic. To reinvigorate Zorro’s desire, trainers planted underwater speakers to play torch songs from crooners such as Barry White and Marvyn Gaye in a musical attempt to put the sharks in the mood for love. Everyone involved hoped the music would help the lothario in Zorro reemerge. And it seems to have worked. Zorro now makes advances by dashing and dancing closer and closer toward Mazawabee’s fins. This all seems to suggest that fish not only hear music but also appreciate a good old-fashioned love song, as well.