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The Seahorses have left town

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This is a beautifully crafted song that Erin and Keith have written and sing about the decline of seahorses and global warming to highlight the work The Seahorse Trust and others are doing.


Joint Adopt a Seahorse scheme with MCS

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Dear all, we have a formed a partnership with our colleagues at the Marine Conservation Society and we now have a joint Adopt a Seahorse in addition to our own adopt a seahorse scheme. By working together we can get the message about the plight of seahorses out to a bigger audience and make a difference. The Adopt a Seahorse will provide funds to both organizations so we can carry out conservation, research and education programs to benefit seahorses and the marine environment. Why not sign up to the Adopt a Seahorse for Christmas (at the link below) at it would make a fantastic present and you will be helping seahorses and the environment at the same time.

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Interview by Graduates from Winchester University

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We recently had a great group of students come to The Seahorse Trust headquarters to interview us about the largest seahorses ever found in the world.

The Seahorse Trust work with students and graduates of all ages throughout the year and this is the 4th year in a row we have taken part in a video. The student work ranges from 3 to 5-year-olds doing a school project all the way up and through to graduates.

This is a great way for them to gain experience and for us to work closely with all ages to get the message out there.

Please click here to go directly to the video

Imagine the power of a pound changing the world!

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Every year it costs between 45 and 50 thousand pound to run The Seahorse Trust but look what we do with that.

  • We advise and lobby for Marine Conservation Zones; Studland is now a proposed marine Conservation Zone because of you and with your help it will become fully protected in 2015
  • We study seahorses in the wild to understand them more so we can help protect them, our work has changed our understanding of seahorses, their behaviour and migration patterns around the world
  • We have advanced the science of seahorses both in the wild and in captivity through partnership with others
  • We monitor the curio trade to help stop this horrendous trade (we recently stopped a shop selling 10,000 dead seahorses here in England and we hope they will be prosecuted!!)
  • We have volunteers watching online shopping sites to stop the trade in dead seahorses, already they have stopped the sale of many hundreds of seahorses
  • We work in partnership with so many organisations around the world to preserve and conserve the natural environment, from the UK to Spain, Malta to Cambodia and Australia to the Philippines
  • We help school children understand the world around us; the new conservationists of the future who will be our next ambassadors
  • We assist graduates in their projects, they go on and make a big difference to the world
  • We work with and advise governments around the world on how to protect their seahorses
  • We set up seahorses surveys around the world with partners to gain more knowledge on this amazing species
  • We share ideas and knowledge with our partners for the good of seahorses and the environment
  • We advise on captive breeding projects to help preserve the seahorses for future generations by securing populations in captivity and learning how to breed them for eventual release if the populations decline
  • We talk with the general public on how they can make difference and people power does change things, you have proven that with Studland

Well as you can see the list is endless and this is just small snapshot of what we do and we can do more, so much more with your help.

So please use the power of the pound to make a big difference to the natural world, especially seahorses and the marine environment.

What is the value of a pound, a third of a cup of coffee, a bar of chocolate, a packet of crisps or a tool to change the world !!

Please set up a yearly (or monthly) standing order for one pound (or more) to The Seahorse Trust Bank details on the website; make your pound make a big difference to the future of the natural world.

Send this appeal to everyone you know and ask them to do the same, please make this fund raising appeal go viral; a pound will make a big difference it will literally change the world

In memory of Geoff Milne

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Very sadly an old friend of the trust Geoff Milne passed away. Geoff had been a great supporter of our work and a great seahorse fan. In his memory his family and friends made a donation to the trust instead of having flowers at the funeral and they kindly raised £171. We would like to thank them all for this kind donation and thank you to Geoff for all his support over the years.

Trustee jennie finishes the 10km swim in aid of the Seahorse Trust

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Seahorse Trustee Jennie, took part and completed her 10km swim on the River Dart in aid of The Seahorse Trust and raised £137 (including Gift Aid) for her amazing hard work.

This race is a real feat of endurance and Jennie kept up with the leaders all the way.

From all of us at The Seahorse Trust, we would like to thank Jennie not just for her hard work behind the scenes, helping to guide the trust in its day to day work but also for taking part in the open water swimming race and raising much-needed funds for us.


Skegness Bank Holiday weekend 2015

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This Bank Holiday weekend staff at Skegness Aquarium celebrated everything “seahorsey” in an attempt to raise money as possible for UK-based marine conservation charity, The Seahorse Trust.

The weekend went swimmingly and the aquarium’s Stockade area, which is normally home to the pirate crew, was taken over by seahorse-themed arts, crafts, and stories. Visitors learned more about the aquarium’s resident seahorses at the Wet Lab, and the educational room was home to a “pledge net”; catching pledges to help and conserve the marine environment. Staff at the aquarium are now busy counting entries to their fund-raising prize draw, where one lucky winner will get a taste of life behind the scenes of the aquarium with an amazing “Aquarist for a Day” experience, worth £75.

Curator Stacy Adams said, “We’re really grateful to everyone that has helped us raise this amount, and we hope that everyone who visited us over Bank Holiday enjoyed learning more about seahorses! The Seahorse Trust is well deserving charity who work tirelessly to conserve local marine habitats for iconic animals like seahorses, and we’re proud supporters of their work.”

Skegness Aquarium will be announcing the winner of the Seahorse Hunt prize draw soon.

Neil from the Seahorse Trust said:

Stacy and her amazing team at Skegness aquarium have done an incredible job on their ‘Seahorsey’ weekend. Not only have they raised an amazing £300 for The Seahorse Trust, they have also raised the profile of seahorses and all the problems facing them, in a fun, fact-filled weekend.

Thank you to everyone at Skegness Aquarium for their hard work and input into a brilliant weekend.


Support Jennies 10km Open water swim on the River Dart

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Dear all, Jennie one of our fantastic trustees is doing a 10km open water swim on the River Dart in Devon on the 6th of September in aid of The Seahorse Trust. Jennie is one of the many people who work hard behind the scenes to keep the trust in the right direction, she is also an ultra-fit lady and loves doing this sort of challenge (and believe me it is a major very hard challenge). Her page is on Virgin Giving and it can be found below. Please dig deep and help her reach her £500 target and who knows go well above it.

Thank you for supporting her.