It's that time of year again! Project Seahorse is looking for enthusiastic and adventurous divers to help with our autumn 2013 underwater surveys in Danajon Bank, Philippines. The deadline to apply is June 1st. Curious? Recent volunteer Neil Gunn describes his experience.
Expedition: Danajon Bank has wrapped up! Visit the project blog to read the stories and see some of the photos. We'll be adding new material as we prepare for our summer photo exhibitions in Chicago, Manila, and beyond. Related: Project Seahorse in the Sunday Times
The Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) today announced new trade protections for sharks and rays — a decision informed by the work of Project Seahorse scientists. Read on
From the blog
"Seaweed farming can be a double-edged sword. ... it’s an important livelihood; but careless farming can damage reefs..."
Understanding the taxonomy, distributions and genetic connections among populations of seahorses is vital for conservation assessments and planning. Project Seahorse is a leading authority on seahorse biology and ecology.
Successful marine conservation depends on knowledge about the habitat needs of threatened species. Project Seahorse is undertaking a long-term study on the recovery of degraded coral reef within marine protected areas.
Seahorses are valuable global commodities that are traded around the world for use in traditional Chinese medicine, aquaria, and for curiosities. Project Seahorse works to promote the sustainable consumption of seahorses.
Working with people who have first-hand knowledge of the ecosystems that sustain them, Project Seahorse works with coastal communities in the Philippines, helping them to manage their marine resource sustainably and ensure food security.