Light Pollution is Preventing Some Clownfish from Hatching
Light pollution causes more harm than simply ruining the view during a starry night. A new study has found that clownfish can’t raise any young when exposed to artificial light.
The study observed 10 pairs of clownfish, with each pair in their own tank. Half of the clownfish couples experienced light as they would in a natural coral reef, with 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness.
The other half of the clownfish were exposed to a low level of artificial light at night to mimic the light pollution from an average coastal town.