Seahorse Sleuths

Written By: | Date Posted: 05/21/2009 | 4 Comments |
Dried Seahorses - Screen Capture from Video

Dried Seahorses - Screen Capture from Video

Seahorses are some of the most enchanting and mysterious creatures in the ocean. They are also in trouble, struggling to survive in threatened habitats around the world, while large-scale trading of seahorses for the traditional Chinese medicine market goes unchecked. Meet the Seahorse Sleuths – local scientists who are working to unlock the secrets of these elusive creatures so that they can save them from extinction.


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4 Responses to “Seahorse Sleuths”

  1. marineth Says:

    this is sad. seahorses are so adorable and it doesn’t have to end up on the chinese medicine market or rather use it as an ornament. i hope those who are into this kind of doings will somehow think the negative effects when abusing our wildlife. it is far more our concern to take care what we have and see to it that these won’t be abused.

  2. casiopea Says:

    i don’t know what is it in seahorse that chinese people use them for medicine. i’ve heard they are used as aphrodisiac, some say they can cure certain illnesses. but whatever it is, i don’t think they deserve to be treated this way. they are wonderful creatures and i feel sad not only for the seahorses but also for the people who are responsible of doing this.

  3. mark Says:

    one day i went to this chinese drug store to buy aphrodisiac in which they are popular of selling such stuff. at first i was kinda thinking they would give some herb or something but to my surprised they give me seahorse instead. :(

  4. aira Says:

    true enough, seahorses has a lot of health benefits to offer. this may be the reason why people especially chinese people captured them to make medicine out of them. this is so sad.

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