It worried me when I found out that, to some people seahorses were simply characters of myth and not actual living creatures. Seahorses play as much of a vital role in the make-up of marine ecosystems as every other sea creature.
This poll was created to find out how many people are aware of the role of a seahorse within the marine environment, and for those that aren’t, whether they have an interest in finding out more.
Around the UK, sea grass is disappearing more and more rapidly due to boats dropping their anchors, damaging the grass on the sea beds and, in turn, slowly destroying the homes of many of these tiny creatures. Seahorses are so small it is easy to overlook the problems surrounding them. But that is why this blog has been created.
It will be an area for news, discussion and opinion to try to help make a difference to the future of the seahorse. Any comments are welcome as they will help develop The Seahorse Project further and reach out to more people interested in and passionate about the subject, so please feel free to share your opinions.
As well as issues facing the species native to the UK, the Spiny Seahorse and the Short-Snouted Seahorse, this blog will explore and discover the many projects around the world that aim to make the future of the seahorse a longer one.