Sunday, 9 July 2017

Extremely rare seahorse discovered off coast of Devon

An extremely rare breed of seahorse has been found in British waters.
The Short Snouted Seahorse – scientific name Hippocampus Hippocampus – was found by experts off the coast of Devon.
Its native habitat is the south west waters but there has been a sharp decline in sightings and it is currently endangered.
It is now normally found in the Mediterranean and grows to between 7cm and 13cm long.
Mark Parry, community Seagrass initiative project manager at the National Marine Aquarium, said: “It is with great excitement that we are able to announce our first seahorse sighting within one of our seagrass surveys.
“Our volunteer divers even managed to capture photos of the beautiful animal.-read more

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