Project Seahorse tackles degrading oceans

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Seahorses are not just the stay-at-home dads of the ocean; they are also the public face of Project Seahorse, a marine conserva tion group based in UBC.

Project Seahorse has been operating for over ten years. Their goal is to promote conservation and awareness, using the seahorse as a charismatic symbol to identify with.

Dr Amanda Vincent, the head of the project, has a twofold interest in the tiny creatures. She first became interested in studying them for the evolution in their sexual differences, but then realized that the study of seahorses could lead to applied work in marine conservation.