Comments on: Science Wednesday: Underwater Science http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/02/science-wednesday-underwater-science/ The EPA Blog Tue, 07 Jul 2015 08:39:14 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: towel radiators http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/02/science-wednesday-underwater-science/#comment-12142 Fri, 06 Nov 2009 02:37:01 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=679#comment-12142 I love the way you go into such detail regarding this topic. It obviously shows how passionate you are regarding this subject.
Rita

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By: John Constantinide http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/02/science-wednesday-underwater-science/#comment-12141 Tue, 03 Mar 2009 15:42:00 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=679#comment-12141 As a University of Miami graduate student taking an environmental health course, I was wondering if the EPA considered incorporating testing sand sediments around corals for microorganisms as part of the coral reef biocriteria. Although several chemicals are factors in coral reef deterioration, pathogenic microorganisms introduced into a coral reef environment through human activity (e.g. water discharge from boats, invasive species acting as carriers) might also play a role in declining coral health.

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By: Lisa http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/02/science-wednesday-underwater-science/#comment-12140 Thu, 26 Feb 2009 21:52:17 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=679#comment-12140 Hopefully you used environmentally friendly sunscreen prior to diving. A study last year showed that sunscreens are contributing to pollution in our waters and can cause damage to coral reefs. Four chemicals commonly found in most sunscreen products (parabens, cinnamates, benzophenones, and camphor) can cause coral reef bleaching.

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