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9 Things You Need to Know about (reef-safe) Sunscreen and Coral Reefs

There’s been lots of talk in the press recently about the negative effect chemical sunscreens might have on coral reefs. This has left many people with lots of questions: which chemicals are problematic, what impact do they have and, if I can’t wear sunscreen, how can I stop myself getting burned? Here, we’ve digested the latest news and science around potentially harmful sunscreen so you don’t have to (unless you really want to!).

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Demonstrating Marine Conservation Success in the “Village of Coral” – Okinawa, Japan, December 2019

This December, Chloe and I visited Onna Village in Okinawa. Globally renowned for its marine sports, Onna Village recognises its coral reefs as the treasure of the island and has been working to protect them for many years. Despite this, the island’s corals are dying because of the effects of global warming and the village has recognised the need to do more to prevent further damage… and they’re already well underway with their efforts.