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10/16, 7pm, Solomons, MD - "Are Sunscreens Killing Our Coral Reefs?" by Dr Carys Mitchelmore

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I'm posting this on behalf of the U of M Center for Environmental Science.  I've heard Dr. Mitchelmore talk before at an SMMAS meeting where she mentioned her preliminary results.  It's a hike down to there, but there is a nice aquarium in Solomons focused on the Chesapeake with really nice displays.




The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science in Solomons, MD hosts ten FREE public seminars each year.

Please share with your members and others interested that Dr. Carys Mitchelmore will be talking about her findings in a recent study about sunscreen and its impact on coral:


October 16, 2018 7:00 PM 142 Williams, Solomons, MD (on the campus of the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory)

Are Sunscreens Killing Our Coral Reefs?

Presented by Dr. Carys Mitchelmore

Is your sunscreen poisoning the ocean and killing the coral reefs? This is a question currently being asked in Hawaii, where legislation has been introduced to ban two common sunscreen chemicals; oxybenzone and octinoxate. Researchers at UMCES and UMBC recently measured the concentrations of these chemicals in seawater from Hawaii. In this seminar, Dr. Mitchelmore will share what they’ve found!

The seminars are also videotaped each week: https://www.umces.edu/cbl/science-citizens

Jeane Wharton, Assistant Director 410-326-7240


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