"A few fishers I met even tried to culture seahorses because their children love them."

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The name H. histrix has been used indiscriminately for at least five species of spiny seahorse in the Indo-Pacific basin.

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A pair of leafy seadragons swimming together.
March 20, 2012
Seadragons are arguably the most charismatic members of the seahorse family, primarily because of their outrageous colour patterns in the weedy seadragon and their amazing camouflage for the leafy...
Lined seahorse
May 10, 2011
Seahorses are unique fish.  Not only are they monogomous, but they are the only animal in which the male gives birth to the young.  
The Ria Formosa lagoon, Portugal
May 6, 2011
Recent tagging studies are shedding some light on how and why seahorses settle where they do. In Portugal’s Ria Formosa lagoon, we used acoustic tags on eleven long-snouted seahorses and...
May 3, 2011
Organized in collaboration with the Nelos Underwater Film and Video Festival, the Guylian Seahorses of the World Photo Competition is a semi-annual showcase of some of the world's best underwater...
June 12, 2012

Dr. Amanda Vincent discusses seahorses and her "onion world" philosophy towards conservation in a special multimedia feature by the University of Cambridge.

May 26, 2011

Seahorses suffer from the same pressures and benefit from many of the same interventions as other marine life. Watch this video about these weird and wonderful fishes and Project Seahorse's work to protect them.

May 6, 2011

Project Seahorse director Amanda Vincent talks about her life's work in a short documentary produced by the organizers of the Indianapolis Prize, a prestigious animal conservation award for which she was nominated in 2010. 

Video courtesy of Mays Entertainment/The Indianapolis Prize.

May 1, 2011

Watch Denise's Pygmy Seahorse, one of the world's smallest seahorse species, capture and eat its prey.

May 31, 2012

On the UBC Science podcast, Project Seahorse PhD student Lindsay Aylesworth talks about her work with seahorses and why they are so fascinating to study.

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