7 Results for: Lily Stanton

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

SyngBio 2021- Creatures of Mystery: Global Research on Syngnathidae Fishes

“Wow – what an incredible experience.” These are the first five words that come to mind when I think of SyngBio 2021, the meeting for researchers and other professionals working to understand the unique biology of syngnathid fishes. If I tell you that I attended the meeting via Zoom and that half the sessions were … Read more SyngBio 2021- Creatures of Mystery: Global Research on Syngnathidae Fishes

Talking syngnathids – (early) morning, noon and (late) night

2020 has been a strange year, to say the least, not exactly what we were hoping for, but here it is. There was so much to look forward to and many of our plans have been disrupted, like everyone else around the world. Our colleagues at the Chinese Academy of Sciences were working so incredibly … Read more Talking syngnathids – (early) morning, noon and (late) night

The “amazing race” to uncover seahorse trade and exploitation in the Philippines

We recently set out on an amazing race, criss-crossing the Philippines by plane, boat, bus and car in less than 3 months, to uncover seahorse trade and exploitation. We discovered that 1.7+ million seahorses are caught per year in the Philippines, compared to over 4 million per year 20 years ago. Despite international trade (CITES) … Read more The “amazing race” to uncover seahorse trade and exploitation in the Philippines

Searching for clues in the catch and trade of seahorses in Viet Nam – Part III

By Lily Stanton and Do Huu Hoang (Part three of a three part series) Almost 20 years after first documenting the extent of seahorse trade in Viet Nam, we returned to see what, if anything, has changed. You may remember that exports of Hippocampus kuda were suspended in 2013 by the Convention on International Trade … Read more Searching for clues in the catch and trade of seahorses in Viet Nam – Part III

We return to searching for clues in the catch and trade of seahorses in Viet Nam

By Lily Stanton and Do Huu Hoang (Part two of a three part series, a photo essay) After discovering that more than 2 million seahorses were landed annually as bycatch by the many trawl boats operating in Vietnamese waters in the late 1990s, we (Project Seahorse) returned to uncover what, if anything, has changed in … Read more We return to searching for clues in the catch and trade of seahorses in Viet Nam