The moon and water temperature affect the diving behaviour of sharks, researchers reported Tuesday, in a discovery that could help prevent fishermen from catching the marine predators inadvertently.
Image taken on June 20, 2009 shows a Blue Corner shark off the coast of the Pacific island nation of Palau. The moon and water temperature affect the diving behaviour of sharks, researchers reported Tuesday.
A team from the University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute and the government-run Australian Institute of Marine Science spent nearly three years monitoring grey reef sharks off Palau in the Pacific.
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