Are you interested in seahorses? Do you want to know why their life is under threat?
          Or do you just want to study more about those incredible creatures?
          Anyway you are at the right place here. On my website I will tell you all about seahorses:
           their mentality, how avoiding eating shrimps will help them,  why are they under threat,
            how to help them and many more facts that you will find useful and interesting! 

Who am I?

              Maybe some of you, feel more confident in visiting websites, when you know who host them. Well, if that's your case
            I might a bit dissapoint you, because I am just a teen-girl,  my name is Anel, and I am from Kazakhstan.  The only sea we
             have here is Caspian sea, which is basicaly enormous lake; and I've never been there. Anyway, I've visited other seas.
             And I always had an interest in mysterious underwater world, and its habitants. I liked seahorses, because they seemed so
             cute to me! And after finding out about them more they got my interest even more, but the horrible thing is that they are
            endangered. So to help prevent this little fishes, I've decided to make a website which will raise awareness and suggest
            relevant solutions!

Seahorse Study

Seahorse's physiology

seahorse body structures

A lot of people don't think seahorses are truly fishes. And that's not surprising. Seahorses are so much different from other fishes in every way. They have a horse like head, a a prehensile tail like a monkey and independently mobile eyes like a chameleon. But still, they are fishes.

seahorses' breeding
seahorse's pregnancy

Seahorses' Mentality

There is other side that makes seahorses unique not only from the other fishes, but from many other living creatures on our planet.
 It is their feelings and emotions.

Seahorses - Endangered species

I hope by now I've got your interest in seahorses. You see, I didn't provide extraordinary information here. My main purpose is to raise awareness about seahorses' extinction and to motivate more people take action. So, I would never reach my purpose if people here won't love seahorses as much as I do, that's why I put here facts that I considered would help you fall for that incredible creatures. I hope I chose the right facts, and now let's move on to the issue.

Why seahorses are under thread?

To take action about any issue we should know the causes of it. In seahorses' case there are several causes.

Due to the researchs that've been made 37 million seahorses are taken from shallow, lush coastal waters every year, mostly ensnared by indiscriminate fishing gear. Southeast Asia and West Africa are the main regions exporting them. More than half of captured seahorses end up dead, dried and sold internationally for use in traditional medicines (mostly in China). A small percent are plunked into home aquariums, or sold as kitschy souvenirs. Twelve seahorse species are listed as Vulnerable by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, one step down from endangered. An additional 17 species are understudied, and listed as Data deficient, which means we don't know enough about them. Two are endangered.

Taking action!

Now, as we know the threads, we can take a look at the ways of solving issue.

Seahorse species

Common seahorse (Hippocampus kuda).
Giant seahorse (Hippocampus ingens).
Shorthead seahorse(Hippocampus
  breviceps). Least concern.
Shiho's seahorse(Hippocampus sindonis).
           Least concern.
Spiny seahorse (Hippocampus histrix).
 Patagonian seahorse (Hippocampus
Montebello seahorse (Hippocampus
Three-spot seahorse (Hippocampus
Barbour's seahorse (Hippocampus
Bigbelly seahorse (Hippocampus
       abdominalis).Least concern.
Bullneck seahorse (Hippocampus
       minotaur). Data deficient.
Coleman's pygmy seahorse
 (Hippocampus colemani). Data deficient.
Crowned seahorse (Hippocampus
       coronatus). Data deficient.
Denise's pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus
        denise). Data deficient.
Collared seahorse (Hippocampus
        jugumus). Data deficient.
Dwarf thorny seahorse (Hippocampus
        pusillus). Data deficient.
Dwarf seahorse (Hippocampus
       zosterae). Least concern.
 False-eye seahorse (Hippocampus
Fisher's seahorse (Hippocampus
        fisheri). Least concern.
Giraffe seahorse (Hippocampus
       camelopardalis). Data deficient.
Great seahorse (Hippocampus
        kelloggi). Vulnerable.
Highcrown seahorse (Hippocampus
Japanese seahorse (Hippocampus
        mohnikei). Vulnerable.
Jayakar's seahorse (Hippocampus
       jayakari). Least concern.
Knysna seahorse (Hippocampus
       capensis). Endangred.
Kyonemichthys rumengani(Kyonemichthys
        rumengani). Least concern.
Lichtenstein's seahorse (Hippocampus
   lichtensteinii). Data deficient.
Lomg-snouted seahorse (Hippocampus
      guttulatus). Data deficient.
Longsnout seahorse (Hippocampus
        reidi). Near threatened.
Lined seahorse (Hippocampus
       erectus). Vulnerable.
Pipehorse (Amphelikturus
       dendriticus). Least concern.
 Pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus
        bargibanti). Data deficient.
Queensland seahorse (Hippocampus
        spinosissimus). Vulnerable.
Reunion seahorse (Hippocampus
        borboniensis). Data deficient.
Satomi's pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus
        satomiae). Data deficient.
Sea pony (Hippocampus fuscus).
Severn’s pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus
Short-snouted seahorse (Hippocampus
        hippocampus). Data deficient.
Softcoral seahorse (Hippocampus
        debelius). Data deficient.
Tiger tail seahorse (Hippocampus
        comes). Vulnerable.
Tyro seahorse (Hippocampus
        tyro). Data deficient.
Walea pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus
        waleananus). Data deficient.
Weedy seadragon (Phyllopteryx
        taeniolatus). Least concern.
West african seahorse (Hippocampus
        algiricus). Vulnerable.
West Australian seahorse (Hippocampus
        subelongatus). Data deficient.
Western spiny seahorse (Hippocampus
        angustus). Least concern.
White's seahorse (Hippocampus
        whitei). Endangered.
Winged seahorse (Hippocampus
        alatus). Vulnerable.
Zebra seahorse (Hippocampus
        zebra). Data deficient
 Weedy pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus
        pontohi). Least concern.