Floy Tags donate tags for research

By February 25, 2012The Seahorse Trust News

In our research work at Studland Bay in Dorset, here in England, we use small tags made by Floy Tags based in Seattle, Washington in America, so that we can identify our individual seahorses. These tags are each inidvidually numbered and this has allowed us to make so many discoveries about these amazing fish, especially about their movements, throughout the year and who they pair with.

Floy Tags have now made a very kind donation to our work, by supplying us with 300 individually numbered tags, so that we can continue with this work. We will be using the tags mainly on our site at Studland and in our forthcoming project in Malta, where trust volunteers Beccy and Jonny are setting up a similar project where eco-tourist volunteers will have the opportunity to take part in this unusal project. Check out our Malta project page under research for updates.

We would like to thank Floy Tags so much for their kind donation. http://www.floytag.com/

As you can see in the picture below the tags help us in identifying seahorses; we have done a great deal of research over the years and we know that these tags do not affect the seahorses. When we are not reading the tags they sit under the neck of the seahorses and cannot be seen.

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