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SHARK DIVE DEEP ON MOONLIT NIGHTS
The UWA - Science Alert
The Moon, water temperature and even time of day affect the diving behaviour of sharks, according to new research at The University of Western Australia.A study of about 40 grey reef sharks - common on coral reefs in northern Australia and throughout the Indo-Pacific - found that the sharks stayed in deep waters on nights of a full Moon but rose to the night-time shallows with the new Moon.
Scientist said the research had conservation implications because sharks tended to congregate around reefs in many places across the Indo-Pacific and their diving behaviour might make them susceptible to being inadvertently caught by people fishing at different times of the day
Imagen: Ethan Daniels/ Shutterstock

SHARK DIVE DEEP ON MOONLIT NIGHTS

The UWA - Science Alert

The Moon, water temperature and even time of day affect the diving behaviour of sharks, according to new research at The University of Western Australia.

A study of about 40 grey reef sharks - common on coral reefs in northern Australia and throughout the Indo-Pacific - found that the sharks stayed in deep waters on nights of a full Moon but rose to the night-time shallows with the new Moon.

Scientist said the research had conservation implications because sharks tended to congregate around reefs in many places across the Indo-Pacific and their diving behaviour might make them susceptible to being inadvertently caught by people fishing at different times of the day

Imagen: Ethan Daniels/ Shutterstock