Swimming holes offer exhilarating swims and stunning views, and while they might not be the number one destination on everyone’s list, according to Pinterest people are searching for them more than ever before. In fact, searches for swimming holes are up 183% from last year, meaning that these hidden gems might not be hidden for much longer.
A growing body of evidence indicates that those found in chemical sunscreens—specifically oxybenzone, among others—might be dangerous to wildlife. “We did studies under controlled conditions and we were horrified at what we found,”
it’s estimated that 14,000 tons of sunscreen lotions end up in coral reefs each year.