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The London Aquarium counts on the stimulatory effect of Barry White and Elvis Presley

Zorro, a six-year-old zebra shark (Stegostoma fasciatum) was considered to be a "ladies' shark" while he was in Sea Life Belgium. Hoping he would find new love, he was shipped to the Sea Life London Aquarium, a major centre of importance for breeding in the UK. Hopes were high for a great romance when the Aquarium introduced Zorro to single female Mazawabee on Valentine’s Day.

Zebra Shark

Paul Hale, curator at the aquarium thought he would hook up quickly with Mazawabee, but so far their relationship has been strictly platonic.

"Zorro has something of a reputation as a "ladies shark" and as Mazawabee has been 'single' for a number of years now, we really thought they would get together quickly. But it's been months since their first introduction and although there are certainly signs that Zorro has been making advances, we would really have expected some serious mating by now."

To re-ignite Zorro's ambitions, marine experts are trying to seduce the sharks with romantic music, such as Barry White's Baby We Better Try To Get It Together. Other shark charts include Tom Jones's It's Not Unusual, Elvis Presley's I Can't Help Falling In Love With You and Righteous Brothers' Unchained Melody complete the list.

"Research suggests that fish can not only hear music but can appreciate different tunes and melodies so we have decided to see if some good old fashioned love songs will get them in the mood!” said Paul Hale. (cat)

Published on: 08/26/2009

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