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Author Bos, A.R.; Gumanao, G.S. url  doi
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  Title The lunar cycle determines availability of coral-reef fishes at fish markets Type Journal Article
  Year 2012 Publication Journal of Fish Biology Abbreviated Journal J Fish Biol  
  Volume 81 Issue 6 Pages 2074-2079  
  Keywords Animals; Commerce; Coral Reefs; *Fishes; *Moon; Philippines; Seafood/*statistics & numerical data  
  Abstract 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.  
  Address Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis, RA Leiden, The Netherlands. arthurrbos@yahoo.com  
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  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0022-1112 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes PMID:23130702 Approved no  
  Call Number IDA @ john @ Serial 65  
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