Lined seahorses in Nova Scotia, Canada?

These two handsome Lined (Northern) seahorses (Hippocampus erectus) were recorded by iSeahorse/iNaturalist users elli_ofthenorth (left) and nsbga (right) far from their usual home. The left one was found swimming in eastern Nova Scotia, Canada in the western Atlantic Ocean while the right one was found dead on a pile of seaweed in eastern Nova Scotia … Read more Lined seahorses in Nova Scotia, Canada?

Global assessments alone just aren’t enough, Part 2

We (the IUCN SSC Seahorse, Pipefish and Seadragon Specialist Group) wanted to know the conservation status of seahorses, pipefishes and seadragons (syngnathids) at the national level and what, if any, national regulations exist to protect them? To this end, we spent weeks scouring literature, websites and government documents to determine which countries had assessed the … Read more Global assessments alone just aren’t enough, Part 2

Global assessments alone just aren’t enough

What started out as an interesting little notion turned into a massive undertaking. Does this sound familiar?! As scientists, we know all too well that this is how big research projects often begin. One bright idea… “You know what would make a cool study?” “I wonder if we can find out x or research y?” … Read more Global assessments alone just aren’t enough