Beware of sharks on the occasion of the fourteenth moon
A new study has revealed that during the 14th lunar month, humans should be wary of predators in the ocean.
The Shark Side of the Moon study found an increase in shark attacks on the eve of the moon.
Researchers at Louisiana State University and the University of Florida looked at data from nearly 50 years of shark attacks.
They found that when the moon’s light was more than 50 percent between halfway through the moon, the shark’s unprovoked attacks were higher than average.
In less than 40% of the light, the number of shark attacks was lower than average.
Sharks aren’t the only creatures that become dangerous during a full moon.
A 2000 study in the UK looked at emergency patients who were bitten by animals between 1997 and 1999.
According to the data, there was a clear increase in attacks during the full moon.
This study of sharks does not show a clear link between the full moon and the increasing attacks, but suggests that the geomagnetic activity caused by the moon may have an effect on animals.
This study warns against determining the dangers of moonlight to shark attacks, but suggests that moonlight can help understand shark behavior.