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Underwater Music Festival kicks off in Fla. Keys

Saturday - 7/13/2013, 10:20pm  ET

BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (AP) -- It seems music sounds good underwater, too -- even to the fish.

About 200 divers and snorkelers submerged Saturday to listen to a radio station's subsea concert in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

Music broadcast by WWUS was piped beneath the waves through waterproof speakers suspended under boats.

The Underwater Music Festival took place just south of Big Pine Key, along the continental United States' only living coral barrier reef.

The broadcast's playlist included Stones' classics and ocean-themed tunes such as the Beatles' "Octopus's Garden" and Jimmy Buffett's "Fins."

One snorkeler said she thought the fish were enjoying the unaccustomed concert. As she described it, "There were about 100 angelfish and they were all going back and forth underwater with the music."

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