China’s policy efforts to limit bottom trawling are not working

by Riley Tjosvold (Cross-posted from UBC Oceans) A recently published paper by researchers at Project Seahorse, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries (IOF) tracked the changes in China’s bottom trawl fishing policies from the 1950s to today. By analyzing policy changes over time, the researchers were able to highlight the difficulties of managing the bottom … Read more China’s policy efforts to limit bottom trawling are not working

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

Protecting Giraffes – Giraffe seahorses that is – in Mozambique

This proud Giraffe seahorse (Hippocampus camelopardalis) was observed in Mozambique by Dr. Louw Claassens (IUCN Seahorse, Pipefish and Seadragon Specialist Group Member), who then posted it to iSeahorse, our citizen science initiative. While not much is known about Giraffe seahorses – they are classified as Data Deficient on the IUCN Red List – we do … Read more Protecting Giraffes – Giraffe seahorses that is – in Mozambique

Amanda Vincent named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Originally posted by UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries Dr. Amanda Vincent has been named as one of The Royal Society of Canada (RSC)’s newest Fellows. The fellowship of the RSC comprises over 2000 Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists, peer-elected as the best in their field. These are distinguished men and women who have … Read more Amanda Vincent named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Flirtatious Shorthead seahorses

Our latest featured iSeahorse observation is this beautiful Shorthead seahorse (Hippocampus breviceps) by iNaturalist user ken_flan. It is also known as the Knobby seahorse and lives in southwestern and southeastern coastal Australia. It’s clear where this seahorse gets its common names as it is characterized by a short snout and fleshy tendrils on its head … Read more Flirtatious Shorthead seahorses