Hawaii bans sunscreens with chemicals that damage coral reefs, but Australia reluctant to follow

Hawaii bans sunscreens with chemicals that damage coral reefs, but Australia reluctant to follow

Posted May 04, 2018 20:08:03 Photo: There have been concerns for some time about the impact of chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate on coral reefs. (Flickr: Joe Shlabotnik (CC BY 2.0)) Related Story: It’s getting quieter on the Barrier Reef — and that’s bad news Related Story: Are you sun smart? …

Damaged coral reefs are going quiet and young fish can’t find their way home – Science News

Damaged coral reefs are going quiet and young fish can’t find their way home – Science News

Healthy coral reefs are alive with the pops, snaps and clicks of the invertebrate creatures that inhabit them. And many newly hatched fish species use these sounds to guide them towards new habitats. But now scientists have found reefs damaged by coral bleaching and cyclones are much quieter than intact …

Great Barrier Reef’s microfibre problem increasing due to synthetic clothes, study finds

Great Barrier Reef’s microfibre problem increasing due to synthetic clothes, study finds

Posted April 11, 2018 19:02:03 Photo: Microfibres made up nearly 70 per cent of samples collected. (ABC North Queensland: David Chen) Related Story: Microplastic pollution of seafloor widespread along Australia’s south-east coast: study Related Story: Australia’s obsession with new clothes hurting the environment A survey of pollution on the Great …