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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


A new study published today in the journal Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology has found that a chemical widely used in personal care products such as sunscreen, poses an ecological threat to corals and coral reefs and threatens their existence. Continue reading NEW SCIENTIFIC STUDY FINDS CORAL REEFS UNDER ATTACK FROM CHEMICAL IN SUNSCREEN AS GLOBAL BLEACHING EVENT HITS