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Seahorses

Breeding seahorses helps us to protect these incredible creatures.

Did you know?

2 million seahorses are sold as souvenirs or through the pet trade.

SEA LIFE has been a pioneer in the field of seahorse breeding, successfully breeding and rearing nine different species to date to help this very sensitive and endangered sea creature from facing extinction.

Our program has meant that we do not need to rely on external suppliers to find seahorses for our exhibitions. That means that none will ever be taken from the wild on our behalf. It also means that we may be able to use our stock to resupply wild stock if they become extinct in the wild.

We are members of an international Taxon Advisory Group, which oversees important seahorse protection and conservation endeavors around the world.

SEA LIFE Centers have also 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

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.

Fun Fact!

Seahorses find a companion that they’ll stay with for life. 

Did you know?

2 million seahorses are sold as souvenirs or through the pet trade.

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Did you know?

2 million seahorses are sold as souvenirs or through the pet trade.

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SEA LIFE has been a pioneer in the field of seahorse breeding, successfully breeding and rearing nine different species to date to help this very sensitive and endangered sea creature from facing extinction.

Our program has meant that we do not need to rely on external suppliers to find seahorses for our exhibitions. That means that none will ever be taken from the wild on our behalf. It also means that we may be able to use our stock to resupply wild stock if they become extinct in the wild.

We are members of an international Taxon Advisory Group, which oversees important seahorse protection and conservation endeavors around the world.

SEA LIFE Centers have also 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

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.

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SEA LIFE has been a pioneer in the field of seahorse breeding, successfully breeding and rearing nine different species to date to help this very sensitive and endangered sea creature from facing extinction.

Our program has meant that we do not need to rely on external suppliers to find seahorses for our exhibitions. That means that none will ever be taken from the wild on our behalf. It also means that we may be able to use our stock to resupply wild stock if they become extinct in the wild.

We are members of an international Taxon Advisory Group, which oversees important seahorse protection and conservation endeavors around the world.

SEA LIFE Centers have also 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

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.

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Fun Fact!

Seahorses find a companion that they’ll stay with for life. 

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Fun Fact!

Seahorses find a companion that they’ll stay with for life. 

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