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Date:12/5/2013

of vision. The results suggest that sharks can identify human body orientation, but the mechanisms used and factors affecting the nearest distance of approach remain unclear.

"Our discovery that a shark can differentiate between the field of vision and non-field of vision of a human being, or comprehend human body orientation, raises intriguing questions not only about shark behavior, but also about the mental capacity of sharks," writes Ritter.

"The more research is conducted on how sharks sense and interpret humans, the better we will understand how to cope with them in their habitat," adds Amin.


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