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29 October 2015 - 03:33 AM

There is a recent article in the Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology that is getting quite a bit of press.  This article suggests that a common ingredient in sunscreen is extremely toxic to corals and could be part of the cause of coral bleaching.  One phenomena that has been somewhat puzzling is why bleaching is more severe in area with heavy tourist traffic, and this might help explain that phenomena.  Here's a link to the original article:




I tried to attach the PDF, but the file was too large, sorry.  For more information, you can also do a Google search for "Oxybenzone", the ingredient that appears to be extremely toxic, even as low as parts per trillion.



Sola 500 hand straps?

04 March 2015 - 05:32 AM

Hi folks, I have a couple of Sola 500 video lights, but I have replaced them with Sola 2000 lights for shooting video.  So, I was thinking of getting a couple of those hand straps and turning them into dive lights.  However, after looking online, it appears that these have been discontinued and the current straps won't work with these lights.  Does anyone have a source for these that might be hanging around on a shelf?  Alternatively, are there other options for these lights?  They work fine, but since i have the new lights, they are just sitting on my shelf.  Thanks.