Tidal Influence on Spatial Dynamics of Leopard Sharks, Triakis semifasciata, in Tomales Bay, California

@article{Ackerman2004TidalIO,
  title={Tidal Influence on Spatial Dynamics of Leopard Sharks, Triakis semifasciata, in Tomales Bay, California},
  author={Joshua T. Ackerman and Matthew C. Kondratieff and Scott A. Matern and Joseph J. Cech},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={2004},
  volume={58},
  pages={33-43}
}
We used ultrasonic telemetry to determine the movement directions and movement rates of leopard sharks, Triakis semifasciata, in Tomales Bay, California. To analyze tide and time of day effects, we surgically implanted transmitters in the peritoneal cavities of one male and five female leopard sharks, which we located during summer for three to five sampling sessions lasting 12 to 24 h each. All leopard sharks showed strong movement direction patterns with tide. During incoming tides, sharks… 

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