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Breed, Rescue, Protect

Seahorses, lovely endangered creatures


In traditional Asian culture, the seahorse is known for its medicinal properties. In addition, industrial fishing anticipates their desrtruction since they are often caught accidentally in the nets of trawlers. The destruction of their natural habitats (coral reefs, sea grass beds, magroves) contributes to their gradual depletion. Today, seahroses are endangered species.

Seahorse breeding at SEA LIFE Paris

  • Birth of numerous babies from various species
  • Display of nursery tanks
  • Exchanges of creatures with other aquariums: young seahorses that were born at SEA LIFE Paris join other populations of Seahorses

The benefits related to the environment

  • The breeding of vulnerable species like Seahorses can help increase the number of creatures.
  • The exchange of animals born in captivity with other aquariums restricts the number of Seahorses takes from the wildlife.
  • Seahorse breeding can bring awareness to the public regarding their protection.

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Coral Reefs Rescue

Ocean tunnel

Coral Reefs are among the most incredible living creatures alive. They develop over dozens of kilometers in the ocean. The coral ecosystem has the highest biodiversity in the marine ecosystem with 93,000 species which represent 5% of the total number of the total number of species. Very sensitive to pollution and brutally taken from their natural habitat for trade, they are disappearing slowly: This is a big issue since its is endangering all other species that lives in the unique and exceptional environment they create.

Corals: a study of cutting methods

  • Study of different cutting methods help increase the reporduction in captivity for corals
  • Tank of coral's cutting in display for guests
  • We welcome in the centre, corals from the Fench customs (Corals were seized by customs from illegal traffics)

The benefits related to environment

  • The study of cutting methods permits to maximise changes of coral development in captivity
  • The corals given to us by the French customs offer the creatures chances to develop in good marine life conditions. They cannot be taken back to their natural life habitat so we can take care of them at the SEA LIFE centre.
  • Presentation of corals can bring awareness to the public regarding their protection.

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Protect the sharks!

Shark Lagoon

The shark is a fish that was found in our oceans over 200 million years ago. This predator is very important to the marine chain food and participates to the marine life equilibrium. Yet today, there are 100 million sharks being killed annually in the world. One third of the elasmobranches species (the family of sharks and rays) are today endangered species.

A nursery for baby sharks

  • Pick up and caring of shark eggs inside the tanks
  • Presentation of empty eggs at the Discovery Pool to explain to customers sharks reproduction
  • Exchanges with other aquariums to make couples (coral dogfish, nurse hound…) to hope having breeding.

The benefits related to environment

  • Bring awareness to the public for the protection of the sharks and change minds about that predator
  • Inspire visitors to give their support for the prohibition of the fishing of the shark for their fins.

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Stop whaling

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seahorse conservation

The spiny Seahorse

Conservation of turtle nests

Turtle nesting

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