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No monsters here

According to the Ancient Greeks, seahorses were ‘hippocampus’ – or ‘horse sea monsters’!

But to us, seahorses are some of our most incredible ocean creatures. From teeny-tiny pygmy seahorses to greedy big-belly seahorses, you’ll find over 40 different species across the world.

Like lots of marine creatures, seahorses are under threat of extinction. Their homes are being polluted and destroyed. And every year, 150 million are killed for traditional medicines.

We’re helping fight back. You’ll learn how at our aquariums – and meet some of the rarest species around, like the weedy and leafy sea dragons!