Sustainable supply for the seahorse trade

You’ve probably spotted by now that I have a bit of a thing about seahorses. And despite spending a year researching and writing my book, there’s always more to discover about these curious creatures.

A little while ago, I picked up a thing or two from seahorse-keeping guru Shawn Garner at Mote Marine Laboratory in Florida. He showed me round his seahorse conservation lab where he breeds seahorses and sends them to aquariums across America, helping to reduce demand for wild-caught seahorses.

Shawn told me some great stories about keeping, breeding, and mailing seahorses… and seahorse surgery.

Have a listen to my chat with Shawn at the Naked Oceans podcast.

Photo by House photography.

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