Scientists Say Full Moons May Cause Shark Attacks


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The superstitious may believe a full moon leads to wild things, but a new scientific study may prove it.

The researchers say the monthly phenomenon may actually lead to more shark attacks. The study conducted by researchers at the University of Florida and Louisiana State University show a statistical correlation between historical shark attack numbers and the moon cycle.

Comparing the two, less shark attacks happened when the moon was at "lower values of lunar illumination," while more attacks occurred when the moon was more lit up. But the study authors did caution in their analysis published in the journal Frontiers of Marine Science that their analysis doesn't have enough historical shark attack data to draw any major conclusions.

Source: NBC News


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