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