What can one single person do to help reefs 'survive?'

+2 votes
asked Aug 8, 2017 in Ocean Conservation by watermarko (55 points)

5 Answers

+3 votes
answered Aug 9, 2017 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
Don't touch it, drag things along it, kick it, etc. ;-)

but also practice good conservation skills such as recycling, and using green energy when possible to reduce the plastic in the ocean and help with *gasp* that climate thing people talk about sometimes that may or may not be true and may have already killed the great barrier reef...
commented Aug 16, 2017 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
Climate change. No denying it. Get involved with a local and/or national/international group. Individually, the other answer is good. I hate seeing people stand on coral and such. No! And something many people are not aware of, sunscreen is also bad for reefs. Consider a safe sunscreen.
+1 vote
answered Aug 16, 2017 by dwnc (1,254 points)
Pick up your trash.  Pick up others trash, especially plastic.  Try and limit your use of plastics.  Practice good conservation when fishing liking using circle hooks and rigs designed with keeping the fish alive.
+1 vote
answered Sep 19, 2017 by Briss23 (170 points)
Respect the ocean.  Don't touch the reef.  Use "reef safe" sunscreen.  Recycle.  Pick up your trash at the beach.  Do your part and encourage others to do their part.
+1 vote
answered Sep 20, 2017 by Davidb (1,816 points)
Things as simple as not using straws in a restaurant, or filtering your own water and putting it in a reusable container. They are small, but if we all just practiced a few, they would make a tremendous impact.
+1 vote
answered Sep 20, 2018 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
Spread information so as to educate those who are seemingly unaware or uneducated. Demonstrate behavior that others can emulate, e.g. recycle, collect garbage, don't be afraid to speak up...Check out SeaWeed Rebels. Check out my org FutureFrogmen.
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