“We found that the influence from small-scale fisheries is far from small,” said Jennifer Selgrath, lead author who completed the research as a PhD student with UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and Project Seahorse. “In our case study in the Philippines, we found that the fisheries have become unsustainable because there are so many people trying to catch a limited number of fish and invertebrates.”
We are delighted to share our retrospective on Project Seahorse's advances in marine conservation.
In honour of #WorldOceansDay, we've put together a Twitter essay about our work in saving seahorses and saving the seas, reproduced below:
Dr. Amanda Vincent has been appointed to the Steering Committee of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC). She will serve as the Committee’s global marine expert, and will also Chair its Marine Conservation Subcommittee.
Project Seahorse presents an exhibit by Miami-based artist Xavier Cortada, as the launch event for its “Seahorses: Magical Creatures in Our Backyard” outreach initiative.
SyngBIO 2017, the third meeting of researchers and other professionals working to understand the unique biology and conservation of Syngnathid fishes (seahorses, pipefishes, pipehorses, and seadragons) will be held May 14-19, 2017 in Tampa, Florida (USA) (hosted by The University of Tampa and co-hosted by Project Seahorse).
Project Seahorse is pleased to announce the results of this year’s Guylian Seahorses of the World Photography Competition. Congratulations to Luc Eeckhaut, our 2016 winner! His stunning snapshot of a Hedgehog seahorse (Hippocampus spinosissimus) features a boldly hued sea squirt, the blue bell tunicate (Clavelina moluccensis).
The Guylian Seahorses of the World photo competition is back! We’re pleased to announce that Guylian Belgian Chocolate, one of Project Seahorse’s key sponsors, and NELOS-Festival, are once again hosting the Guylian Seahorses of the World Photo Competition!