Saving seahorses means saving our seas

With their horse-like heads, monkey-like tails, kangaroo-like pouches,
and chameleon-like eyes, seahorses are among the strangest and most iconic fish species in our oceans. Adult seahorses have few predators, thanks to their ability to change colour and grow skin filaments to blend in with their surroundings. Their bony plates and spines make them unappealing to most palates and their sedentary life-style camouflaged among seagrasses and other shallow coastal habitats makes them difficult to spot. Seahorses have been found in the stomachs of large, open-water fishes such as tuna and dorado, and they are sometimes eaten by crabs, but human beings are their greatest predators.

Stiem, T., Vincent, A.C.J. & H. Koldewey (2012). WAZA News 1/12:5-7.