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Tyler Stiem
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email: t.stiem@fisheries.ubc.ca
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"In India, the seahorse trade feeds the global traditional Chinese medicine industry. "

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A new species of pygmy seahorse, Hippocampus denise, is described from Indonesia. It is distinguished from other seahorse species by its diminutive size, the possesion of a low number of tail rings (...

 

News
May 11, 2015
In honour of #EndangeredSpeciesDay, we've put together a Twitter essay about seahorses and the threats they face, reproduced below: [View the story "A few facts about seahorses on #...
News
April 12, 2015
We're pleased to announce that our longtime partner Guylian Belgian Chocolate has won an award for their contributions to marine conservation. Over the past 16 years, Guylian has been Project...
News
March 20, 2015
When it comes to the ocean, the media tends to focus — overwhelmingly — on the bad news, moving from one catastrophe to the next. We here at Project Seahorse are sometimes guilty of this, too, and...
News
February 19, 2015
Researchers at Scripps Institute of Oceanography have discovered a new species of seadragon—the third known to science. The researchers, whose paper was published this week in the...
News
May 11, 2015
In honour of #EndangeredSpeciesDay, we've put together a Twitter essay about seahorses and the threats they face, reproduced below: [View the story "A few facts about seahorses on #...
News
April 12, 2015
We're pleased to announce that our longtime partner Guylian Belgian Chocolate has won an award for their contributions to marine conservation. Over the past 16 years, Guylian has been Project...
News
March 20, 2015
When it comes to the ocean, the media tends to focus — overwhelmingly — on the bad news, moving from one catastrophe to the next. We here at Project Seahorse are sometimes guilty of this, too, and...
News
February 19, 2015
Researchers at Scripps Institute of Oceanography have discovered a new species of seadragon—the third known to science. The researchers, whose paper was published this week in the...
Press Release
October 22, 2014
**Update (27 Oct 2014): You can now view the Science article in its entirety here.** VANCOUVER — To protect our oceans from irreversible harm, governments, conservationists, and researchers around...
Press Release
May 21, 2014
The University of British Columbia’s Project Seahorse announced today a rare documented sighting of a seahorse in Canadian waters. The sighting comes to light as a result of iSeahorse.org, the...
Press Release
October 8, 2013
Marine conservationists from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Zoological Society of London (ZSL), and John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago today launched a smartphone app that could lead to...
Press Release
April 14, 2013
A rare double-barrier reef in the Philippines is facing grave threats and urgently needs increased protection, according to new photographic evidence released today by a team of marine...
Position Statement
April 18, 2009
Project Seahorse recognizes that a sustainable trade in syngnathids for the public aquarium market has a role to play in the conservation of seahorses and pipefishes (syngnathids). All consumers of...
Position Statement
April 18, 2009
Project Seahorse supports environmentally and socially responsible syngnathid aquaculture. Syngnathid aquaculture has received much attention recently both as a potentially lucrative commercial...
Position Statement
April 18, 2009
Project Seahorse encourages the careful management of captive syngnathids so as to ensure that casual releases into natural habitats do not occur. Syngnathid populations are threatened in some parts...
Position Statement
April 18, 2009
Project Seahorse cautions against mating across different species (hybridization) of seahorses and pipefishes (syngnathids). Trade in hybrid offspring of such matings may compromise captive breeding...