This month, the Journal of Fish Biology has published a special issue devoted to new research on "the biology of syngnathidae: pipefishes, seadragons and seahorses."
The issue features four papers by Project Seahorse team members and alumni, on topics ranging from genetics to tagging to conservation management. They include:
- "Conservation and management of seahorses and other Syngnathidae." A. C. J. Vincent, S. J. Foster and H. J. Koldewey
- "Advances in tagging syngnathids, with the effects of dummy tags on behaviour of Hippocampus guttulatus." I. R. Caldwell, M. Correia, J. Palma and A. C. J. Vincent
- "Historical and contemporary population genetic connectivity of the European short-snouted seahorse Hippocampus hippocampus and implications for management." L. C. Woodall, H. J. Koldewey and P. W. Shaw
- "Photo-identification of individual weedy seadragons Phyllopteryx taeniolatus and its application in estimating population dynamics." K. M. Martin-Smith
Images from Dr. Martin-Smith's research have been published as a photo essay on the BBC Nature website.
Photo: Dr. Keith Martin-Smith/University of Tasmania