Search results for Seahorse

Ecology May 22, 2019

New approach for determining conservation threat for species with little data

University of British Columbia researchers have found a new way to identify which marine species are threatened and what is threatening them, even if these species lack data, a new study published in the journal Conservation ...

Plants & Animals May 22, 2019

'Out of this world': Sea dragon exhibit opens in California

At first glance, it looks like a branch of kelp, but then an eye moves among its leafy appendages, and ridges of tiny, translucent fins start to flutter, sending the creature gliding through the water like something from ...

Ecology Feb 28, 2019

Despite export bans global seahorse trade continues

Many countries are engaged in a vast illegal and unrecorded international trade in seahorses, one that circumvents global regulations, according to new UBC study that has implications for many other animal species.

Plants & Animals Jan 25, 2019

Flash photography doesn't harm seahorses – but don't touch

We all enjoy watching animals, whether they're our own pets, birds in the garden, or elephants on a safari during our holidays. People take pictures during many of these wildlife encounters, but not all of these photographic ...

Ecology Sep 01, 2014

No-take marine reserves a no-win for seahorses

A UTS study on how seahorses are faring in no-take marine protected areas (MPAs) in NSW has revealed that where finishing is prohibited, seahorses aren't doing as well.

Ecology Oct 09, 2013

Crowdsourcing seahorses: New smartphone app offers hope for seahorse science and conservation

Marine conservationists from the University of British Columbia, Zoological Society of London (ZSL), and John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago today launched a smartphone app that could lead to new discoveries about some of the ...

Ecology Oct 11, 2012

First video footage of unstudied West African seahorse released

Researchers from the University of British Columbia's Project Seahorse today released the first-ever footage of a little-known seahorse species.

Ecology Jun 05, 2014

Citizen scientists spot rare seahorse in Canadian waters

The University of British Columbia's Project Seahorse announced today a rare documented sighting of a seahorse in Canadian waters.

Ecology Jan 06, 2017

British conservationist fights to save seahorses in Cambodia

A 7-inch creature with a head resembling a horse and a monkey-like tail glides gracefully out of a dark coral crevice off the Cambodian coast. Master of camouflage, unrivaled as a hunter and a much-loved figure of ancient ...

Biotechnology Dec 14, 2016

Researchers sequence entire genome of seahorse, investigate essential mechanisms of evolution

Without a doubt, the seahorse belongs to Darwin's "endless forms most beautiful". Its body form is one of a kind. It has neither a tail nor pelvic fin, it swims vertically, bony plates reinforce its entire body and it has ...

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