Marvel at seahorses in a new video

You might think that the exotic-looking seahorse lives only in exotic seas, but Britain's coastal waters are home to not one but two species. Now a new video from The Seahorse Trust introduces the charming denizens of Dorset's Studland Bay and highlights the work being carried out to conserve them.

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You might think that the exotic-looking seahorse lives only in exotic seas, but Britain's coastal waters are home to not one but two species - the spiny and short-snouted.

Now a new video from  The Seahorse Trust introduces the charming residents of the eel grass beds of Studland Bay, Dorset, and highlights the work the trust and its partners are carrying out to help preserve them.

 

 

Watch the video and you'll understand why The Seahorse Trust's Executive Director Neil Garrick-Maidment is hooked.

The most extraordinary footage shows how these little horses are tagged in the wild by Steve Trewhella, but I could just watch them swim all day long.

 

For more information on Studland Bay, click here

For more information about seahorses, please click on the following links:

The Seahorse Trust

British seahorse survey

Seahorses TV 

You can see seahorses at Sea Life Park, Weymouth, and Bristol Aquarium.

 

 

Sophie Stafford is editor of BBC Wildlife Magazine. 

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