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Flotsam & Jetsam

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Not So Fast, Eric: Last fall, when 64-year-old Eric Sanford jumped off his cruising catamaran with mask and snorkel to check his anchor off St. Kitts, he spotted a half-buried cannon from a long-forgotten naval battle. Sanford took the GPS co-ordinates and sailed away. Later he published an offer on eBay, saying for a price, he will disclose the whereabouts of the cannon. "I found the spot, now you go and get it," his eBay post read. "It could be worth millions!" However, the St. Kitts government pointed out it owns any artifacts found in its waters, and the eBay auction did not appear to have captured the imagination of any serious bidders either.

Why Not Try Adele? A Discovery Channel Shark Week crew searching for great white sharks in South Australia was bemused when Matt Waller, proprietor of Adventure Bay Charters in Port Lincoln, suggested playing heavy metal rock music through hydrophones to attract the animals. To their surprise, two large specimens soon appeared to the strains of Darkest Hour, a heavy metal American band pushing their mouths close to the underwater speakers. Waller had developed this technique, inspired by stories of music altering shark behavior at Isla Guadalupe. Various theories abound but without any science to back them up, perhaps the sharks simply enjoy the beat. At least, the music is not Yanni, which Florida dolphins seem to like, as we reported in January....


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