How can you help save reefs?
Here are a few ways that YOU can make a difference~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ •Wear reef friendly sunscreen; don’t use sunscreens with Oxybenzone and Butylparaben in them (these chemicals harm reefs) 🌊 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~••Do not anchor on reefs; if you have a boat, don’t place the anchor on reefs as this will kill them.. instead look for a sand patch 🚤 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~••Do not walk on, or touch corals; oils from your skin can cause the death of an entire colony and physical touch can be cause stress for the coral 🙅🏼♀️ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~••Eat locally sourced fish; buy from fishermen who use sustainable fishing methods 🐟 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~••Don’t contribute to ocean pollution and participate in beach and reef clean ups! 🧹 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~••Avoid using harmful fertilisers and pesticides on food; grow your own veg! Or buy from local, organic shops 🏬 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~••Get involved in reef conservation; learn more about corals and raise awareness! Volunteer for an organisation dedicated to reef restoration and rehabilitation (there are many amazing programs worldwide that allow you to actively help corals!) 🐠
If you have any other suggestions on how we can help coral reefs, don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments! 👏🐠🌊