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Lunar Periodicity in Reproduction

Abstract

A NUMBER of living organisms, particularly marine animals, exhibit a lunar periodicity in reproduction.1 Tides do not seem to be a causal factor in this phenomenon, and it has been difficult to understand how moonlight could be responsible, since the intensity of the light of the full moon is only about 1/500,000th that of sunlight.

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FOX, H. Lunar Periodicity in Reproduction. Nature 130, 23 (1932). https://doi.org/10.1038/130023a0

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