Seahorse ID

Seahorse ID

Seahorses, otherwise known as Hippocampus, Latin for horse sea monster, are small bony segmented fish that have a distinctive head and neck shaped like that of a horse. They are most commonly found in shallow waters, clinging to seagrasses or other marine plants. Described as the slowest fish, they struggle to avoid predation and affects by human activity, leading to reductions in world populations. So in collaboration with the citizen science project, iSeahorse, you can help monitor local seahorse populations.

Anyone can join, whether you’re a diver, a scientist, a seahorse enthusiast, or just on a beach holiday.  You can upload your photos and observations to https://www.iseahorse.org/. By doing so, you can help identify seahorse species and you can advocate for their protection in your ocean neighborhood.