[Coral-List] 1. sunscreen (Alex Brylske)

Kee Alfian keealf at hotmail.com
Wed May 28 09:33:27 EDT 2008

Dear Alex,
Yup..the issue with sunscreen lotion was quite a heated discussion previously :). I have been trying to get my hands on literature on the subject matter and yes, the article you mention is becoming a famous article. Honestly, there are super-little scientific literature on the effect of sunscreen lotion on corals, and the paper by Danavaro etal 2008 should be the first one (is it? anybody got any comment?). With all the climate change,global warming issue arising, all this is becoming insignificantly small to catch the attention of many people, nevertheless, it is an issue need to be address. The increasing number of people visiting the reef and the many uncertainty regarding sunscreen versus coral is a subject matter to be taken serious of by marine parks managers. Works conducted by Jones etal 1999 (cyanide) and Frisch etal 2007 (clove oil) is a very good paper to read on the effect of foreign substance in the water which can have an effect on the corals :). I am currently conducting experiments on this subject matter and hopefully can have some results in this very near future :).
Reef Ecologist
Marine Ecosystem Research Centre (EKOMAR)

Faculty of Science & Technology
National University of Malaysia (UKM)
Lecturer Trainee (DS45) 
Marine Science Programme
School of Environmental & Natural Resource Sciences
Faculty of Science & Technology
National University of Malaysia (UKM)

> From: coral-list-request at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> Subject: Coral-List Digest, Vol 59, Issue 28> To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 12:00:06 -0400> > Send Coral-List mailing list submissions to> coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> > To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit> http://coral.aoml.noaa.gov/mailman/listinfo/coral-list> or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to> coral-list-request at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> > You can reach the person managing the list at> coral-list-owner at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> > When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific> than "Re: Contents of Coral-List digest..."> > > Today's Topics:> > 1. sunscreen (Alex Brylske)> 2. White spined Diadema (Stuart P. Wynne)> 3. Re: White anemones- nemo in the white house?> (atj777 at attglobal.net)> 4. Looking for literature regarding macroalgae refuge on bommie> tops (Nicholas Bilotti)> 5. Dennis Avery global warming (Linda Knoeck)> > > ----------------------------------------------------------------------> > Message: 1> Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 15:05:04 -0400> From: Alex Brylske <brylske at aol.com>> Subject: [Coral-List] sunscreen> To: coral-list coral-list <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>> Message-ID: <8D878D1B-73FA-4D8E-861A-3DF0B737BE7C at aol.com>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=WINDOWS-1252; format=flowed;> delsp=yes> > Several weeks ago there was a post about the potential effects of > sunscreen on coral reefs, and some of those who responded said, > essentially, that this was too trivial a matter to warrant any real > discussion. Thus, the issue was dropped. I?m wondering if any of you > have seen the recent article, ?Sunscreens Cause Coral Bleaching by > Promoting Viral Infections,? in the April 2008 issue of Environmental > Health Perspectives (116:4). In case you haven?t here?s a link: www.ehponline.org/docs/2008/10966/abstract.html> > While the article seems to raise the issue to a level warranting some > concern, as someone in the marine/dive tourism sector, I?m mainly > interested in practical solutions. Therefore, I?m wondering if the few > coral reef destinations that require supposedly ?environmentally- > friendly? sunscreens?typically meaning that they?re "oil-free," "PABA- > free," biodegradable or otherwise made from natural ingredients?are > making valid recommendations?> > I realize in that in light of stressors such climate change, > acidification, eutrophication and overfishing, tourism doesn?t > typically get much attention. However, I?m reminded of the kid > throwing starfish back into the sea after a storm. It seems foolish > not to do what we can when we can.> > I?d appreciate the group?s perspective so that we can provide a > balanced, science-based view to our readers.> > Alex> > > Alex Brylske, Senior Editor> DIVE TRAINING magazine> > > > Address:> 4314 SW 18th Place> Cape Coral, FL 33914> Phone: 239-471-7824> Cell: 954-701-1966> Fax: 281-664-9497> E-mail: brylske at aol.com> Website: www.dtmag.com> > > > > > > > > > ------------------------------> > Message: 2> Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 17:01:38 -0400> From: "Stuart P. Wynne" <Stuart.Wynne at gov.ai>> Subject: [Coral-List] White spined Diadema> To: <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>> Message-ID:> <82AE05D27DEDB04488869E55FDAB71FDBC050E at s-gov-mail-4.govaxa.ai>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"> > Hi,> > I just wanted to say thanks to all those who replied to my question> about white spined Diadema. It has been interesting to read your> ideas/observations and also read the articles that some of you have sent> me.> > For the record, I see the white adults everywhere, and it doesn't seem> at all correlated to depth/light. Areas here that seem to be recovering> somewhat from the famous mortality event seem to have more black> individuals present, and areas that for whatever reason haven't yet> recovered seem to be made up mostly of white individuals - many in less> that a meter of bright sunlit water. I liked the idea that was mentioned> about during the mortality event cave protection may have mitigated> damage/predation to the white individuals that preferred to live in them> - although we have few such caves here so that doesn't hold for us.> > Genetics and disease resistance seems likely to me, although neither of> these areas are my speciality so please don't quote me on that......> > Stuart Wynne> Marine Biologist> Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources> Anguilla> > > > > Government of Anguilla> > > ------------------------------> > Message: 3> Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 07:31:40 +1000> From: atj777 at attglobal.net> Subject: Re: [Coral-List] White anemones- nemo in the white house?> To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> Message-ID:> <OF9164F7D7.664189E8-ONCA257455.0075E37A-CA257455.0076419C at IBMAU>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII"> > Karl,> > All host anemones (sea anemones that host anemonefish and some damselfish) > are symbiotic. Any time you see a white one, it is bleached. I believe > in most cases, at least in aquaria, of bleached anemones is due to > insufficient light to sustain the zooxanthellae.> > Andrew.> > > ----- Message from "Michele & Karl" <michka at fellenius.net> on Mon, > > 26 May 2008 08:48:05 +1100 -----> > > > To:> > > > <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>> > > > Subject:> > > > Re: [Coral-List] White anemones- nemo in the white house?> > > > Listers,> > > > Can someone briefly explain why some anemones associated with > anemonefishes> > are white instead of the usual yellow or beige (and sometimes > colour-tipped)> > ones? I've had this question from clients a few times now. The anemones> > appear healthy. To date I have not seen them 'change' colour although I > am> > interested if this can happen as well. I understand that many anemones > have> > zooxanthellae-like symbionts so I am hoping that 'white' anemones are > not> > 'bleached.' If they are bleaching then are there cases where they bleach > but> > only turn a pale version of their former selves (like some corals)? If > so,> > then this might be hard to detect.> > > > Any clarification is appreciated.> > > > Karl> > > > **> > Karl Fellenius, Director &> > Michele Dricot, Manager> > > > Vaughani Shores Vanuatu> > Pangona Estates, Efate> > Postal Box 3158> > Port Vila> > VANUATU> > > > office +678 29273 (AWARE)> > mobileK +678 73329> > mobileM +678 73326> > email VaughaniShores at vanuatu.com.vu> > web http://www.diveVanuatu.org> > **> > ------------------------------> > Message: 4> Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 11:57:20 -1000> From: "Nicholas Bilotti" <nbilotti at gmail.com>> Subject: [Coral-List] Looking for literature regarding macroalgae> refuge on bommie tops> To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> Message-ID:> <f2746220805261457s2068887fpa622e36feb98708 at mail.gmail.com>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1> > Hi there. My research team is in the process of studying the effects of> Turbinaria ornata providing refuge for other macroalgal species on back reef> communities. We aren't having trouble finding algae-animal or animal-algae> refuge associations literature. We just can't seem to find anything that> gives us some insight into previous work done on macroalgae providing refuge> for other macroalgae species.> > We have begun our experimentation and have been getting some really cool> results. If anyone can point us in the direction of some good literature,> we would really appreciate it. Cheers!> > > > > Nicholas Bilotti> Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology> University of California, Los Angeles> > > ------------------------------> > Message: 5> Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 20:08:13 -0500> From: Linda Knoeck <lindaknoeck at hotmail.com>> Subject: [Coral-List] Dennis Avery global warming> To: <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>> Message-ID: <BAY114-W362D813E4A7BA24D509C55A6BD0 at phx.gbl>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="Windows-1252"> > > Hello,> > A Family member of mine outside of the science field recently inquired about an article they read regarding Dennis Avery?s Web post on March 31, 2008 stating that the oceans have cooled. Being that I am in the science field, they asked me whether the article was science worthy. Since this is slightly outside of my scope of expertise I am hoping that someone here on the Coral-list might have a better explanation to offer in regards to Dennis Avery?s take on Global Warming. Thank you and kindest regards.> > Linda Knoeck> Marine Biologist> > _________________________________________________________________> Give to a good cause with every e-mail. Join the i?m Initiative from Microsoft.> http://im.live.com/Messenger/IM/Join/Default.aspx?souce=EML_WL_ GoodCause> > ------------------------------> > _______________________________________________> Coral-List mailing list> Coral-List at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> http://coral.aoml.noaa.gov/mailman/listinfo/coral-list> > > End of Coral-List Digest, Vol 59, Issue 28> ******************************************

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