Diel habitat use patterns of a marine apex predator (tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier) at a high use area exposed to dive tourism

  title={Diel habitat use patterns of a marine apex predator (tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier) at a high use area exposed to dive tourism},
  author={Neil Hammerschlag and Lee F. G. Gutowsky and Austin J. Gallagher and Philip Matich and Steven J. Cooke},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology},
Abstract Knowledge of the diel spatial ecology of wild animals is of great interest to ecologists and relevant to resource management and conservation. Sharks are generally considered to be more active during nocturnal periods than during the day; however, few studies have empirically evaluated diel variation in shark habitat use and how anthropogenic disturbances may influence these patterns. In the western central Atlantic Ocean, tiger sharks ( Galeocerdo cuvier ) are highly abundant in the… 

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