Sunscreen and Bay marine life

Some sunscreens contain chemicals that have a detrimental effect on marine life, such as corals. Their effect on temperate marine life is still unknown.

RMIT and the EcoCentre have teamed up to research what effect our sunscreens have on the phytoplankton (the basis of the food chain) in Port Phillip Bay

Help us solve this mystery, and contribute to the protection of Port Phillip Bay’s wildlife.

We are taking water samples in Rye, Elwood and St Kilda over summer, and we are looking for enthusiastic marine lovers who would like to help us. Training provided and fun guaranteed! Read the information brief here.

Questions? Contact Fam at


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