Defending the ocean for all life on Earth.



Source: Honolulu Star Advisor
Author: Nina Wu

Hawaii lawmakers passed a bill today banning the sale of sunscreens containing chemicals believed to be harmful to coral reefs.

If Gov. David Ige signs the bill into law, it will take effect Jan. 1, 2021 and make Hawaii the first state in the nation to enact such a law. Continue reading Hawaii lawmakers pass bill banning sunscreens with chemicals that can harm coral reefs


Source: Alert Driver
Author: Craig Downs, Ph.D

A serious and increasingly clear threat to coral

Some effects of marine pollution are visible, such as the plastic garbage that often litters reefs and beaches. Other effects are similarly obvious, such as the brimstone stench of a nearshore dead zone caused by sewage and fertilizer runoff. Unfortunately, marine pollution goes even further than most people can easily witness, and these less-apparent aspects of pollution have elusive but far-reaching consequences. Continue reading Sunscreen Pollution