Pollution and water quality are such a huge issue. Domestic wastewater is a sizable part of it, of course. But there’s so much more to it.
Anyhow, saw this nice article on KeysNet.com about the damage sunscreen can do the reef. It’s a reminder that corals face many threats.
A few years back, researchers discovered that a pathogen in sewage causes white pox disease in corals. The Keys have made headway on this particular issue with the major expansion of centralized wastewater.
Here’s an article from KeysNews about raising money for research.