A global atlas of artificial light at night under the sea

  title={A global atlas of artificial light at night under the sea},
  author={Timothy J. Smyth and Anne E. Wright and Darren C. McKee and Svenja Tidau and Raz Tamir and Zvy Dubinsky and David Iluz and Thomas W. Davies},
  journal={Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene},
The impacts of artificial light at night (ALAN) on marine ecosystems have emerged as a focus for ecological light pollution research in recent years, yet the global prevalence of ALAN in underwater marine ecosystems is unknown. We have derived a global atlas of ALAN throughout the marine water column that will accelerate our understanding of its sources and environmental impacts. At a depth of 1 m, 1.9 million km2 of the world’s coastal seas are exposed to biologically important ALAN, which… 

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