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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Save our seahorses

By Chai Mei Ling New Straits Times 11 Mar 07

Contrary to popular belief, seahorses are poor swimmers. They use their tail to grasp at seagrasses all the time and most species have very limited home range.

The tiger tail seahorses, for example, occupy just 1m square home range throughout their lifetime, says Choo.

As such, the survival of seahorses depends gravely on seagrass beds, just like the endangered turtle and dugong, which feed on seagrass. (full article)