Explore Our History
The fascinating life histories of potbelly seahorses and five other species are at the heart of Saving Seahorses.
May 2001Saving Seahorses spotlights several Hippocampus species, including the tiger tail, longsnout, dwarf and potbelly seahorses. These captivating fishes live in coral reefs, sea grass beds, estuaries and mangrove forestsfour of the most important and imperiled coastal habitats in the world.
Saving SeahorsesPeople collect seahorses for souvenirs, home aquariums and traditional medicine, and human activities are destroying their fragile habitats. Our captive-reared seahorses find homes at other Aquariums for exhibits that continue to spread their conservation message.
Saving Seahorses tells an important story about the threats facing these engaging animals.