You probably know what a sea horse looks like, but did you know there are nearly 50 different species of seahorses around the world? Several of those species have only recently been discovered. They can be found in many different sizes and colors. Some have strange and beautiful shapes to help them blend into their habitat.
Seahorse populations have declined in many areas. This is sometimes due to pollution in their environments. But the aquarium trade is also a threat to seahorse populations.
Come find out more about seahorse conservation and the ways scientists are trying new ways to breed seahorses to protect wild populations!
Art Director - Barbara Giorgio-Booher
Illustrators - Olivia Peterson and Emma Mills-Rittmann
Graphic Designer - Natalie Rokosz
Educational Specialist - Mary Brown
Content Consulting by Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium.
Conservation Tales: Seahorses - COMING SOON!
Featured Activity - iSeahorse - This citizen science site lets you report your own seahorse sightings on an international database. Scientists use the data to understand seahorse populations!
Guided Reading Questions
Teachers, you can download these Guided Reading questions to use with your students in class. Teacher version and student version available!
Megan and her brother Michael saw some seahorses while wading in the ocean, and they want to know more. Join them at Mote Marine to learn more about sea horses. You'll also learn how you can do things at home that will help protect seahorses and their habitats!