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Captive-bred seahorses released into Sydney Harbour

In a nation-first, Sydney Aquarium has released 30 captive bred White's seahorses into Sydney Harbour in the hope they will survive in the wild and boost population numbers.

The species, endemic to New South Wales is known to have a colony of only 300 individuals at Manly Cove and researchers are concerned about poachers - which have targeted the area previously - affecting numbers.


Full article at ABC

Photo of White's Seahorse (also known as New Holland Seahorse and Sydney Seahorse) (Hippocampus whitei) by Richard Ling from Wikipedia.

Whites New Holland Sydney Seahorse - Hippocampus whitei

Posted by: admin on 12th Nov 2007 11:43 PM
Updated by: admin on 12th Nov 2007 11:44 PM
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