Tuesday, 09 August 2022 05:14

Fishermen at odds wit Luxury development

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(Seychelles Nation) The Roche Caiman Fishermen Association has said it opts to remain in its current location at the entrance of Eden Island for now, and wants to co-exist with the luxurious residential marina, built on reclaimed land.

  • The CMA CGM Group is continuing with its worldwide Reef Recovery program.
  • Five coral nurseries in Australia, Florida, the Philippines, and Seychelles.
  • CMA CGM, committed to the environment and our oceans.
Thursday, 02 June 2022 05:52

How sunscreen hurts corals

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While we've known for a while that oxybenzone, an ingredient in sunscreen, can damage and kill coral reefs, the exact mechanism was unknown. A study in Science has now found that oxybenzone only kills sea anemones and mushroom corals when they’re exposed to sunlight. When the corals are exposed to both oxybenzone and UV light, they metabolize the chemical in a way that turns it into a "potent photosensitizer." This causes damaging radicals to form, which are toxic to the animals. It was also found that the coral’s symbiotic algae absorb the toxins produced by the metabolized oxybenzone and protects the coral. This means that corals that are already bleached and therefore lack the algae, may be even more vulnerable to sunscreen damage. Read more: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abn2600

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