5 Results for: February 2019

Despite export bans global seahorse trade continues

National legislation as well as bans under the international CITES agreement not slowing the trade in seahorse products Story originally posted by UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries Many countries are engaged in a vast illegal and unrecorded international trade in seahorses, one that circumvents global regulations, according to a new UBC study that … Read more Despite export bans global seahorse trade continues

Hippocampus hippocampus, the short-snouted seahorse, in the UK

Our most recent featured iSeahorse observation is Hippocampus hippocampus, the short-snouted seahorse. Thank you to iSeahorse user Tamsyn Mann for this exclusive snapshot from the English coast. With its wrinkly skin and sandy complexion, this fish looks a bit like E.T.! And it might as well be – while we share a planet with this … Read more Hippocampus hippocampus, the short-snouted seahorse, in the UK

Enigmatic pygmies – our latest featured iSeahorse observation

For a miniscule fish, Pontoh’s pygmy seahorse, our species du jour, has caused disproportionately hefty levels of confusion. Thanks to iSeahorse user tantsusoo for a stunning and thought-provoking picture from Raja Amput, Indonesia! So, what’s odd about this observation? Well, the taxonomy surrounding pygmy seahorses is still a tad fuzzy, which makes them hard to … Read more Enigmatic pygmies – our latest featured iSeahorse observation