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The lunar cycle determines availability of coral-reef fishes at fish markets.
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PMID:  23130702     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
During 139 visits between March 2009 and May 2011, it was found that the availability of reef fishes at a local fish market in the Philippines was highly affected by the lunar cycle. The number of vendors selling reef fishes was significantly lower (13·4%) during third lunar quarters (full moon periods) than during the first, second and fourth lunar quarters (40·2, 25·0 and 30·0%, respectively). It is recommended that the influence of the lunar cycle on fish availability is considered when designing sampling strategies for catch surveys.
Authors:
A R Bos; G S Gumanao
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of fish biology     Volume:  81     ISSN:  1095-8649     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Fish Biol.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0214055     Medline TA:  J Fish Biol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2074-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2012 The Authors. Journal of Fish Biology © 2012 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.
Affiliation:
Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis, P. O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands Research Office, Davao del Norte State College, New Visayas, 8105 Panabo, The Philippines.
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