eBay has decided to stop the sale of seahorses from its website following pressure from an animal charity.The trade in the delicate creatures is fuelled largely by demand from the Chinese medicine industry, but eBay has now put a block on seahorse trafficking on all of its EU sites.
Dubai: Marine scientists at Atlantis, The Palm, took the first steps on Thursday toward creating a new colony of seahorses to help rejuvenate diminishing native herds of the tiny creatures in UAE waters. Dennis Blom, manager of the Lost Chambers at Atlantis plunged into the clear blue waters off Port Jebel Ali, with two plastic bags filled with 50 rare newborn seahorses and delicately released the seahorses back into their natural habitat.
Denise's pygmy seahorse, Hippocampus denise was confirmed in Australian waters for the first time during a pilot expedition for the underwater Catlin Seaview Survey, which is mapping the world's reefs to create a watery Google Street View.
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