Dataset: Response of black tip reef sharks to highly contrasting colour patterns that may reduce interactions of sharks with humans


A study was conducted at Ningaloo Reef to determine the response of Black Tip Reef Sharks to various colour patterns using a passive underwater video approach to document shark behaviour. The colour patterns were derived in order to test whether shark interactions could be reduced by using a highly contrasting colour pattern on watercraft and wets suits. Results suggested that there was an affect of the colouration on shark behaviour, however, the power of the analysis was weak due to small sample sizes.

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