Coral reefs are among the most biologically productive and diverse of ecosystems, and directly sustain half a billion people. But some 60 percent of these reef systems are threatened by a deadly combination of climate change, industrial pollution and excess UV radiation.
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Coral is extreamly fragile and takes decdes to grow…
Try not to step on or remove any coral when swimming or diving and avoid kicking up sand
as it can suffocate the coral polyps.
Chemical compounds in sunscreen and other personal skin care products accumulate in aquatic animals, and biodegrade into toxic by-products and stimulates latent viral infections in coral.
An estimated 4,000 tonnes of sunscreen are released annually in reef areas.
So best to cover up by swimming witha a T shirt on….