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Engineered sunscreen protects skin — and leaves coral unscathed

Composite of eight images showing the bleaching effect of different UV filters on four pieces of coral

Coral from the genus Acropora exposed, left to right, to a control solution, a coral-friendly sunscreen compound, and the conventional sunscreens oxybenzone and avobenzone. The top row is Day 0; the bottom row is after 10 days of exposure. Credit: Y. Zeng et al./Cell Rep. Phys. Sci.

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Nature 615, 190 (2023)



  1. Zeng, Y. et al. Cell Rep. Phys. Sci. (2023).

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