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Tim Smyth

Tim Smyth

Tim Smyth is the head of science: marine biogeochemistry and observations at Plymouth Marine Laboratory in the United Kingdom.

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The moon and ice floes are seen in an Arctic night, Sept. 16, 2008, on the Beaufort Sea near Alaska. (Photo by Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colon/National Ice Center)

Urban light pollution is a danger for marine ecosystems – new research

By: - January 11, 2023

Cities are artificially lit to allow humans to make use of the night. This light pollution means that stars are often barely visible in urban skies. But reduced stargazing is not the only impact of artificial light at night. Urban development in coastal areas is increasingly exposing marine ecosystems to artificial light. This exposure is […]