Sea Life Centres have joined forces with the UK-based The Seahorse Trust to extend a successful long-standing British Seahorse Survey across the globe.
We are urging anyone who encounters a seahorse or seahorses at sea…be they scuba-divers or commercial fishermen…to please report the encounter using the form located here http://www.theseahorsetrust.org/survey-form.aspx.
Together we hope to gather data on the status and distribution of as many species as possible to help steer conservation endeavors, in particular efforts to stem the appalling toll of the Chinese traditional medicine trade which new evidence indicates is using 150 million seahorses per annum. Unless countered effectively, this could see many species wiped out completely within the next 20 years.
To find out more about the chinese traditional medicine trade see this article online:
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