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Yay! It’s here – the new, improved iSeahorse

Project Seahorse is delighted to announce the launch of our new, improved iSeahorse.org website – our pioneering citizen engagement tool that gathers information about seahorses while building a community of committed contributors who are empowered to take action for seahorses and marine conservation. Anyone can join. Whether you’re a diver, fisher, scientist, or just on … Read more Yay! It’s here – the new, improved iSeahorse

Small-scale fisheries have big impact on ocean

Story originally posted on UBC News and UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries A new UBC study has found that small-scale fisheries may have a much larger impact on ocean ecosystems than previously thought, due to a lack of data on their development over time. “We found that the influence from small-scale fisheries is … Read more Small-scale fisheries have big impact on ocean

Celebrating 20 years of advancing marine conservation

We are delighted to share our retrospective on Project Seahorse’s advances in marine conservation. For 20 years we have proudly integrated research and management, from community to global scales, to make a difference for seahorses and the seas. We look forward to many more years of effecting gains for ocean conservation, together with your support … Read more Celebrating 20 years of advancing marine conservation

Dr. Amanda Vincent named to IUCN Species Survival Commission Steering Committee

Dr. Amanda Vincent, Professor and Director of Project Seahorse, in UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, has been appointed to the Steering Committee of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC). She will serve as the Committee’s global marine expert, and will also Chair its Marine Conservation Subcommittee. The … Read more Dr. Amanda Vincent named to IUCN Species Survival Commission Steering Committee

Fantastical Fishes: Seahorses, Pipefishes and Seadragons into the Future

SyngBIO 2017, the third meeting of researchers and other professionals working to understand the unique biology and conservation of Syngnathid fishes (seahorses, pipefishes, pipehorses, and seadragons) will be held May 14-19, 2017 in Tampa, Florida (USA) (hosted by The University of Tampa and co-hosted by Project Seahorse). Find out more and also register here “Fantastical … Read more Fantastical Fishes: Seahorses, Pipefishes and Seadragons into the Future

Stunning hedgehog seahorse is the Guylian Seahorses of the World winner!

Project Seahorse is pleased to announce the results of this year’s Guylian Seahorses of the World Photography Competition. Congratulations to Luc Eeckhaut, our 2016 winner! His stunning snapshot of a Hedgehog seahorse (Hippocampus spinosissimus) features a boldly hued sea squirt, the blue bell tunicate (Clavelina moluccensis). Eeckhaut’s winning photograph was unveiled at the NELOS International … Read more Stunning hedgehog seahorse is the Guylian Seahorses of the World winner!

Project Seahorse work leads to huge international change, as Thailand announces it is suspending seahorse exports

Story originally posted on UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries Project Seahorse, a marine conservation research unit based at The University of British Columbia’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, is applauding Thailand’s decision to end seahorse exports until it can trade in a sustainable manner, without damaging their wild populations. We spoke to … Read more Project Seahorse work leads to huge international change, as Thailand announces it is suspending seahorse exports

UBC researchers catch rare video of wild seahorse birth

The expectant father clings to seagrass and soon tiny creatures resembling filaments of string begin to emerge from deep within a pouch on his abdomen. Within seconds the newborn seahorses are swept away by the fast moving water. Two UBC researchers were fortunate enough to witness this male seahorse giving birth in the waters off … Read more UBC researchers catch rare video of wild seahorse birth