Posts Tagged ‘poseidon’s steed’

The story of seahorses – what happened next? (Final part)

In the third and final installment of my series of posts continuing the story of seahorses following the publication of my book Poseidon’s Steed, there is one more advance in the world of seahorse science I want to mention - followed by the answer to a question I get asked quite a bit: what happened to the [...]


The story of seahorses – what happened next? (Part 2)

Continuing my series of posts this week that picks up the story of seahorses where my book, Poseidon’s Steed left off, here is an update on the international trade in seahorses:   Illegal seahorse trade rages on A study by Vincent Nijman showed that between 1998-2007, around 16 million seahorses were exported from Southeast Asia (along with millions [...]


The story of seahorses – what happened next? (Part 1) Spoiler alert!

Writing a book about seahorses gave me a wonderful opportunity to shine some light into the obscure lives of these fascinating little fish. But of course, the thing about books (at least the old fashioned, paper kind) is that they fix events at a certain point in time when in reality the story carries on. In [...]


Seahorses for christmas

If you’re looking for a last-minute Christmas gift then how about some seahorses, in the shape of our very own Helen Scales’ book, Poseidon’s Steed (out now in paperback, kindle, & you might still find a copy in hardback out there too). Here’s a recent review of Poseidon’s Steed from Clare at Learn to Dive [...]


How to take pictures of pygmy seahorses

Dr Richard Smith knows a thing or two about pygmy seahorses – those ever-so-cute and tiny members of the seahorse family. While researching for his PhD, he spent hundreds of hours watching them in their natural habitats clinging to coral fans on reefs in Southeast Asia. And he’s spent a long time watching people watching [...]


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. [...]


10 top tips for saving seahorses

A question I get asked a lot is ‘Are seahorses endangered?’. And my answer, sadly, is yes. So, what can we do about it? Well, here are my top ten tips for doing your bit to save the seahorses:         1. Don’t buy dead seahorses This may sound a little odd. Why would you [...]