Venture beneath the ocean and you’ll see schools of fish and other alien-like species that may take your breath away. But one species in particular is an enigma in the marine world: the shy, elusive seahorse.
Approximately 50 species of seahorse are found worldwide, and Australia’s waters are home to at least 17 of them.
However, seahorses are considered threatened around the world, largely from over-harvesting for traditional Chinese medicines, unintended capture in fish trawl nets, and the loss of natural habitats such as seagrasses and mangroves. MORE
Header image: White’s seahorse hiding among sponges. Credit: Author provided.