There is a new interesting paper written by Steff Lamb on the difference in behaviour of Short Snouted Seahorses in captivity and in the wild. Steff wrote this as her MSc write up. She did the captive work at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth and we helped her on the wild work. Well worth a read. It is on our conservation page under the downloads https://www.theseahorsetrust.org/research.aspx
London Sea Life Centre put on an amazing event for Father’s Day weekend and raised a staggering £442 to go towards The Seahorse Trust’s work. Bex and Jenny and the events team organized this well-attended event some time ago and have worked so hard getting it together.
Amongst the incredible events they put on were:
- Name a seahorse – which was popular!
- A ‘Guess how many babies in dad’s pouch’ competition with a male seahorse with a jar full of glass beads. Everyone loved it and the closest guess won a Snorkel with Sharks experience for 2.
- They sold seahorsey Father’s Day cards in exchange for donations.
- The did lots of daily seahorse talks during which they got a dad volunteer to come up and gradually dressed him in a silly seahorse costume as they were talking about the different body parts (we’ve got a tail, a crown, a snout, a pouch etc) And we gave a prize mug to all the volunteers.
It was an exciting weekend and there are already plans to repeat it next year.
Here at the trust we would like to offer a massive thank you to Bex and Jenny and to all the team at London and many thanks to Sea Life for their continued support for our work.
One of our supporters Lucy has organised a great art evening at the Café Parisien Portsmouth on Thursday the 15th of August, with donations going to the work of The Seahorse Trust. Please support Lucy’s hard work and pop along and support the project. Thank you so much to Lucy and the team for their amazing hard work and good luck with the evening.