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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. …

CITES can – and should – improve its remedial process for countries that tolerate unsustainable trade

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) needs to improve how it deals with member countries that do not meet their commitment to sustainable trade, according to a study from the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries (IOF). On paper, CITES has teeth. Unlike many other big, international …

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 …

Awards in the time of COVID-19

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. …

Impunity and incompetence fuel illegal Mexico-China seahorse trade