A Blog Around The Clock

Yup, that was going to be the title of this post. I got the paper and was ready to write the post when I noticed that Peter scooped me and posted about the same paper today (yup, there is just not that many cool papers on Charismatic Marine Megavertebrates to spread around this week). I have nothing to add, so just go and see his post:

The results demonstrated that a free-ranging whale shark displays ultradian, diel and circa-lunar rhythmicity of diving behaviour. Whale sharks dive to over 979.5 m, making primarily diurnal deep dives and remaining in relatively shallow waters at night.

Comments

  1. #1 Peter Etnoyer
    April 20, 2007

    Oops on the scoops, Coturnix. You would have done a much better job teasing apart the circadian rhythms oh whale sharks.

    We obviously need more cool papers on Charismatic Marine Megavertebrates!