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Tyler Stiem
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email: t.stiem@fisheries.ubc.ca
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Bycatch studies have largely ignored population level effects on fish species of little commercial interest. Here we analyze bycatch of the lined seahorse (Hippocampus erectus) in the bait-shrimp...

 

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
January 15, 2015
We have some great news for those who want to take seahorse citizen science to the next level: Project Seahorse and our partner John G. Shedd Aquarium have just launched a fast, fun, and free online...
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...
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
January 15, 2015
We have some great news for those who want to take seahorse citizen science to the next level: Project Seahorse and our partner John G. Shedd Aquarium have just launched a fast, fun, and free online...
News
October 22, 2014
Read Dr. Amanda Vincent and Dr. Jean M. Harris's editorial on the problem of 'invisible' fisheries in the October 24, 2014 issue of Science.
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...