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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 …

Featured iSeahorse observation – Hippocampus subelongatus, a Data Deficient species

Our latest newsmaker is Hippocampus subelongatus, a Data Deficient species rarely observed on iSeahorse! This observation is courtesy of Maarten de Brauwer, who is one of our two National Seahorse Experts for Australia. Maarten spied this fine fish in Western Australia, the sole patch of the globe this species is known to inhabit. Fittingly, they …

Two Big-bellies and one Short-head in Australia

Our latest featured iSeahorse observation is a trio of scenic snapshots nabbed by iSeahorse user sharejosie, aka Josie Jones. She saw all three seahorses – two Big-belly seahorses (Hippocampus abdominalis) and one Short-head seahorse (H. breviceps) – between October 6th and 8th in Melbourne, Australia. Both species are unique to the region, with H. abdominalis …

We have the winners of the 2018 Guylian Seahorses of the World competition!

Congratulations to Lars Reichenbach and Danny van Belle, they are our 2018 Grand Prize winners! Lars’ beautiful photo of a Long-snouted seahorse (Hippocampus guttulatus) “having a conversation” with a Mediterranean rainbow wrasse (Coris julis) put a smile on our face, while Danny amazed us with a gorgeous compilation of seahorse video clips.… Read more

Featured iSeahorse observation from Kenya

Our latest featured fish is a thorny seahorse (Hippocampus histrix) with skin as orange as the Jack-o-lanterns currently adorning the porches of Vancouver (where our Canadian office is located). At the time that iSeahorse user ewoutknoester snapped this photo, the citrus-hued steed was hanging out in Kenya’s Wasini Channel. The channel is adjacent to Wasini …

The Three Seahorses of Biscayne National Park, Part 1

Part one of a three part series: in this first part Ecologist and marine life artist Emilie Stump commemorates a national treasure with her latest multimedia piece, “The Three Seahorses of Biscayne National Park Vulnerable coastal habitats such as seagrasses, coral reefs, and mangroves are important for many animals, including species listed as threatened at …

Featured iSeahorse observation – the Near-threatened longsnout seahorse

Our latest featured iSeahorse observation is courtesy of Jemma, aka ika_jem, who works at Utila Dive Center, our iSeahorse Ambassador for Honduras. This ethereal beauty was spotted off the Caribbean coast, and has been identified as a longsnout seahorse (Hippocampus reidi), which has a range spanning from North Carolina to southern Brazil. Unfortunately, the population …