The U.S. Virgin Islands Becomes the First American Jurisdiction to Ban Common Chemical Sunscreens
The new law, passed unanimously in the U.S. Virgin Islands’ legislature on June 25th, targets three UV-blocking chemicals found in most mainstream commercial sunscreen products.
Why Some Coral Habitats Are Expanding Due to Rising Ocean Temperatures
While it may seem like a good thing, coral habitat replacing seaweed could be seriously detrimental to marine habitats off the coast of Japan and in the Mediterranean.
A New Approach to Marine Restoration: 3-D Printing Coral Reefs With Ceramic
Australian group Reef Design Labs submerged a 3-D-printed artificial coral reef last month in the Maldives, with the hope that this advanced engineering method will help coral regeneration efforts.
This Satellite-Based Monitoring System Could Be a Game-Changer for Coral Reef Conservation
An innovative monitoring system would allow researchers, policymakers, and environmentalists to track reef damaging events across the globe in near-real time.
Monitoring Deep-Sea Coral to Measure BP Oil Spill Fallout
The Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Mexican Gulf is still the largest marine oil spill in U.S. history, and its effects will be felt for decades to come.