Light Pollution from Coastal Cities Reaches Seafloor

Scientific American

Artificial light at night has long been suspected to disturb ecosystems on land and affect human health. Light from cities and ships also repels or attracts many species of fish, stresses coral reefs and disrupts the circadian rhythms of wood lice on sandy beaches. A new study published in Scientific Reports is the first to quantify how much light pollution reaches the seafloor near coastal cities, researchers say.

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