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Mongabay.com: Seahorses Under Stress

By Laurel Neme, special to mongabay.com November 21, 2011 This interview originally aired on January 17, 2011. It was transcribed by Dustin Circe. With about 25 million seahorses sold each year, global consumption of seahorses is massive. They’re used in traditional Asian medicine and also sold as curios and aquarium pets. Over the last decade, overexploitation and habitat…

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Mongabay.com: Covert Creatures: The Clandestine Lives of Seahorses

By Laurel Neme, special to mongabay.comNovember 15, 2011  This interview originally aired on January 17, 2011. It was transcribed by Dustin Circe. Seahorses are strange looking creatures, with a horse’s head on top of a kangaroo’s pouched belly, bulging, swiveling chameleon eyes, a prehensile monkey tail, color-changing armor and a royal crown, all shrunk down to…

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Coral Reef Opera

From JeffCorwinConnect Citizen Blog:  If you ever wanted ideas for a new soap opera, coral reefs would be the place to go. These colonies of tiny living animals not only provide vital ecological services, such as protecting shorelines, but are also home to some of the most diverse-and strange-creatures on the planet. Dive a few meters below…

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