When you come to Maui, one of the most important things you can do to keep yourself safe (and make sure you don’t look like a lobster in your photos) is to wear your sunscreen. In 2021, a new law went into effect to ensure that your safety doesn’t come at the expense of the amazing reefs that surround the Hawaiian Islands.
Did you know that ingredients that are common in most sunscreens actually cause major damage to our fragile ecosystem? Scientific studies have shown that oxybenzone or octinoxate can degrade corals’ resiliency and ability to adjust to climate change factors, inhibit recruitment of new corals, and can increase endocrine disruption for water species.
Here are a few tips from our friends at the Maui Marine Resource Council:
Thank you for doing your part to keep yourself and our beautiful Maui reefs safe for years to come.
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