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October 2012

Terrestrial survey set to go ahead in 2013 in Cambodia

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Ben Toulson and the team from Exeter Universities Expedition Society are planning a terrestrial survey of Koh Rong Samelon in Cambodia as part of the widening overall survey and conservation of this amazing area. Ben has put together a Facebook page
that gives others the chance to get involved with this incredible work. there is still the possibility to also get involved with the marine seahorse survey and research as well by going to Project Abroads website at

If Stars were Fish by 9 year old Gabriela

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We are always pleased when the trusts younger supporters show what talent they have. We were sent this amazing poem by 9-year-old Gabriela last week, thank you

 If Stars Were Fish
 by Gabriela Cunha-Molina
 If stars were seahorses
If stars were seahorses
they would be so special!
They would travel from planet
to planet gliding, riding.
It would be so much fun to watch
they blend with the skies
Through black holes in the black sea
If stars were seahorses they would
never stop, I know!
They would keep on riding, gliding
Through the dark, dark blue sea!

Ban by Ebay in the sale of real seahorses

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The Seahorse Trust has made a great breakthorough by working with E-bay to ban the sale of real seahorses in the EU and America.

Mike Carson from the Global poicy department of E-bay has, after a request from the trust, said  ”we are aligning our enforcement to reflect the regulations in the EU and US. We are therefore prohibiting the sales of real seahorses on our EU sites and only allowing the sale of these items on the US site with domestic shipping”

This is fantastic news and thank you to Mike and E-bay for their prompt action once we alerted them to the problem.

West African seahorses

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Have a look at this amazing footage from our colleagues at Project Seahorse. The footage is part of a joint investigation between ZSL’s Project Seahorse, Imperial College London, and the University of British Columbia (UBC) into West Africa’s burgeoning seahorse trade. Researcher Kate West was travelling on a local fishing boat off the Atlantic coast when she spotted and filmed seahorses in the wild, and spoke to local fishers about their interaction with the fascinating species.,1009,NS.html

The 2nd Syngnathid Biology International Symposium (Syng Bio 2013

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The 2nd Syngnathid Biology International Symposium (Syng Bio 2013) will be held at the University of the Algarve (Faro, Portugal) from 25 to 28 March 2013. The Fisheries Biology and Hydrobiology Research Group of the Centre of Marine Sciences has the privilege to host this Symposium and is proud to have it in Portugal.

The symposium theme is “Multidisciplinary Approaches to Syngnathid Biology” and aims to embrace several aspects of seahorse, pipefish and seadragon biology. Oral and poster presentations across a broad range of topics will be considered for presentation, including: physiology, phylogenetics, phylogeography, genomics, sexual selection and mating systems, behaviour, syngnathid breeding programs and aquaculture, and conservation and management.

Please visit the Syng Bio 2013 Web site at