Coral Gametogenesis Collapse under Artificial Light Pollution

Inbal Ayalon, Yaeli Rosenberg, Jennifer I.C. Benichou, Celine Luisa D. Campos, Sherry Lyn G. Sayco, Michael Angelou L. Nada, Jake Ivan P. Baquiran, Charlon A. Ligson, Dror Avisar, Cecilia Conaco, Helga U. Kuechly, Christopher C.M. Kyba, Patrick C. Cabaitan, Oren Levy*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Due to the high rate of urban development in marine coastal areas, an additional source of anthropogenic disturbance such as artificial light at night can impact marine organisms. Ayalon et al. show that the presence of light pollution at night leads to coral gametogenesis and spawning synchronization failure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-419.e3
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 25 Jan 2021


  • artificial light at night
  • coral reefs
  • gametogenesis
  • marine


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