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September 2012

Digging up the seagrass at Studland

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Dear all I have just posted a video taken by the trust’s volunteer divers at Studland on Friday the 7th of September. It shows the antics of a ‘responsible’ boat owner who had dug up a large clump of seagrass at Studland as he anchored up his boat.

After filming we chatted with this person who did not care about the seagrass, seahorses or anything as long as he could anchor his boat at Studland which apparently he had done for 30 years. Judging by his seamanship skills he hadn’t learnt much in that time. The anchor chain he laid out was tens of metres long and the clump of newly dug up seagrass was 2 metres wide and 1.5 metres high and full of dislodged seagrass as can be seen by the fresh roots exposed.

Please let the marine management Organisation know your feelings after you have seen this through their website which is

Magic Wand Charity raises money for the trust

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The Magic Wand Charity; Merlin Entertainments own charity (Merlin own the SEALIFE Group amongst many others) recently had a stock sale at their head office in Poole in Dorset to raise money for The Seahorse Trust and for Magic Wand.

The sale was a fantastic success and they raised an amazing £300 which will be spilt equally between the trust and Magic Wand

Nicky and the team did a brilliant job and we would like to offer them all our heartfelt thanks for this

Check out the Magic Wand Charity on

See below pictures of their great sale



Nicky Merlin's Magic Wand

National Biodiversity Network

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The National Seahorse Database is now listed on the Joint Nature Conservancy Councils (JNCC) National Biodiversity Database as a contributing Organisation.

The Seahorse Trust runs The British Seahorse Survey and runs The National Seahorse Database.

You can see our listing and learn more about the NBN on