January 6, 2014

Sunscreen chemical in soaps and perfumes pose threat to coral reefs

Benzophenone-2 is used as an ultraviolent light protector for liquid products such as laundry detergents, soaps and shampoos, and body fragrances.  It enters into the environment […]
December 15, 2013

Scientific paper on coral bleaching

HEL scientists published a scientific paper on how light stress and heat stress induce different injuries in corals that undergo bleaching. This paper was co-authored by […]
April 6, 2013

West Maui Coastal Pollution Investigation

HEL worked with the U.S. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration to determine if there were pollutants in bays and beaches that contained corals and coral reefs, […]
June 20, 2012

Protect Yourself, Protect the Reef!

In response to HEL’s work on sunscreen pollution in the Virgin Islands National Park, the U.S. National Park Service has launched a campaign to reduce exposure […]
May 14, 2012

2012 Threat Assessment Workshop