In combination, these results indicate that daily changes in moonlight that occur over the lunar cycle are essential for maintaining normal lunar periodicity
of clock gene transcription, and this may play a role in regulating spawn timing.
During fall and winter moon cycles, no consistent effect of lunar periodicity
was noted for activity and depth use, suggesting other factors besides moon phase affect activity and depth use.
The lunar periodicity
of diadematid echinoids breeding in Fiji.
The main goal of the current study was to investigate the performance of the domestic longline fishery at Reunion Island with regard to several variables to determine whether lunar periodicity
affected the catch of pelagic species.
in human reproduction: A likely unit of biological time.
Salini J Brewer D Farmer M and Jones P (2001) Lunar periodicity
of prawns and by-catch in trawls from the Gulf of Carpentaria, northern Australia.
Two studies that used different methods reached different conclusions about the lunar periodicity
of settlement by T.
This latter pattern of delayed spawning response is similar to the results found by Hauenschild (1960) working with the effects of lunar periodicity
on the palolo worm Platynereis dumerilii.
may not influence the feeding activity of largemouth bass in the predictable manner suggested by solunar calendars.
4B) shows a lunar periodicity
in the numbers of species caught.
Muller (Gaudette et al, 2006) provide evidence of lunar periodicity
in some species (reviewed by Pearse, 1975).
Our results however provided little support for lunar periodicity