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Safe Suntan For Us and For The Seas

Updated: Jul 19

Greenpeace says that sun block is killing the coral reef and may be harmful to other marine environments.


'Each year, 14,000 tons of sunscreen enters our oceans, washed off our bodies when we swim or shower. The consequence? Coral reefs are shrinking at an alarming rate; The Caribbean has already lost at least 80% of its coral reefs.' (Face The Future)



Here's what to do instead

https://www.greenpeace.org.uk/news/most-suncream-is-terrible-for-ocean-life-heres-how-to-stay-safe-in-the-sun-without-damaging-the-environment/?%24version=1


https://www.facethefuture.co.uk/blogs/products-brands/marine-safe-sunscreens


Here's a link to the 10 best reef safe sunscreen brands::

https://snorkelaroundtheworld.com/?s=Reef+safe+sun+screen



Did you know we have our own cold water coral.: https://www.northwaleswildlifetrust.org.uk/wildlife-explorer/marine/anemones-and-corals/cold-water-coral




 



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