2021 World Ocean Day – Dr. Sarah Foster

Dr. Sarah Foster has spent her career using science to help craft policy that protects marine life. Currently the program manager for the marine conservation organization Project Seahorse, Foster was instrumental in getting seahorses listed on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Appendix II, a list of species threatened by international trade. … Read more 2021 World Ocean Day – Dr. Sarah Foster

Amanda Vincent shares how saving seahorses saves our seas…

As a new Fellow to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Dr. Amanda Vincent shared her love of seahorses, and how they anchor her trailblazing work in ocean conservation during the RSC Cafe Presentations in November 2020. New Fellows are invited to tell non-specialists about their work and why it is important. Earlier in 2020, … Read more Amanda Vincent shares how saving seahorses saves our seas…

Hedgehog seahorses susceptible to bottom trawling

This lovely sea creature is a Hedgehog seahorse (Hippocampus spinosissimus) – it was photographed off the coast of the northern Philippines by iNaturalist user Francesco Ricciardi. The Hedgehog seahorse is frequently found on corals and sea sponges, as well as the sandy bottoms of the ocean where they  feed on small crustaceans and other planktonic … Read more Hedgehog seahorses susceptible to bottom trawling

Awards in the time of Covid

Winning an individual award is an exciting yet awkward experience for me. Exciting because it’s lovely to be acknowledged for hard work, persistence and insights. Awkward because I am hugely conscious that the recognition directed at me should embrace the entire Project Seahorse team of wonderful people, along with a large number of other contributors. … Read more Awards in the time of Covid

Impunity and incompetence fuel illegal Mexico-China seahorse trade

Naguales, J.L. (2021, 10 Feb) Impunity and incompetence fuel illegal Mexico-China seahorse trade. Dialogo Chino. Retrieved from https://dialogochino.net Also available in Spanish: El comercio ilegal de caballitos de mar entre México y China aumenta and Portuguese: Comércio ilegal de cavalos-marinhos entre México e China prospera sem fiscalização… Read more

We inspired the whole conservation world to agree on some really important actions

I am truly thrilled that more than 1400 conservation agencies and organizations have just adopted new policies that had their genesis with our Project Seahorse team. This huge alliance is really going to move us forward – on fisheries, bycatch, ecosystem restoration and on conserving seahorses and their relatives. It’s a bit tricky to explain … Read more We inspired the whole conservation world to agree on some really important actions