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Bos, A. R., & Gumanao, G. S. (2012). The lunar cycle determines availability of coral-reef fishes at fish markets. J Fish Biol, 81(6), 2074–2079.
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.