Corals are animals... how to keep it reef-real
by Jason Hyde on Jul 22, 2022
SO LITTLE YET SO SO BIG
Corals, fascinating animals, yes, animals.
Confused for plants by many, corals are actually marine invertebrates that form a community, live together, and are considered animals. They form roughly 1% of the ocean while providing 25% of sea species a home (over four thousand species). These species are consumed by approximately 500 million people around the world.
Not only do they provide a home, but they also protect ours! Corals protect coasts and communities, from storms, surges, coastal erosion, floods, and property damage. Although it can be so strong it can also be very weakened, especially by humans.
There are many little ways and things we can change to be more conscious of the living beings around us, even if not visible, they are there, and they can hurt.
Some actions that we can take are:
- Changing the basics such as sunscreen, shampoos, and conditioners to be reef friendly.
- Stopping the use of single-use plastic, any step is still a step.
- If they are visible, make sure to remember, they are animals, not plants, which are not to be stepped on or bothered as they can easily hurt, badly.
Helping can come in many ways, whether is to never litter, encouraging others to be more conscious of their actions and how it affects those around them, donating to those who are working towards bettering and protecting the earth and supporting brands with innovative and sustainable ways to upcycled waste.
We're doing our part by creating sustainable jewelry every step of the way.