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A Guide to Reef-Safe Sunscreen

A Guide to Reef-Safe Sunscreen

Along with rising ocean temperatures, ocean acidification, and destructive fishing practices, coral reefs are also being impacted by harmful chemicals found in sunscreen! Why does this matter and what makes coral reefs important? Most scientists cite the ocean as the source of over half the worlds oxygen and a third of its carbon absorption—and while there's some debate as to the role reefs play in this positive gaseous exchange, everyone agrees that in terms of nominal value, coral reefs are the most important ecosystem the ocean provides.