Coral Reefs have always been symbolic of happiness and immortality, ironically. When the mind thinks things will last forever, they are taken for granted. The severance of the coral reefs and our ecosystem is something that shouldn’t be overlooked.
14,000 tons of sunscreen is washed off into the ocean every year, containing harmful chemicals like oxybenzone and octinoxate. These chemicals are wiping out reefs globally and damaging important habitats beyond repair.
Coral reefs are described as beautiful landscapes of the sea and we feel an attachment to the wildlife that is found there. However, they are not just aesthetically pleasing. Coral reefs provide natural resources like food and drugs, they provide habitat and shelter for endangered wildlife, and they protect coastlines from the damaging effects of hurricanes and tropical storms.
Everyone is aware of the effects that pollution, plastic and climate change have on our oceans. But, what isn’t talked about is the sunscreen we use. The reefs are in danger, and if we don’t change something about it right now, the livelihood of all species could be at risk. Inclusion, diversity, wisdom and radiant beauty -- what the coral reefs represent, and what all living species represent, too. Even the toughest energies have purpose: let’s join together and create a crazy world full of peace, love, and Sunny Q Sunscreen.