A visit to Seahorse Savvy

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting one of the world’s premier seahorse aquaculture facilities: Seahorse Savvy, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The visit materialized when I realized that a pilgrimage to my homeland of Long Island would take me within a few...

Aquacultured Tiger Tail Seahorses

If you’ve been following us for a while then you know by now that we enjoy posting news about aquacultured and captive bred fish.  Today we are pleased to announce the arrival aquacultured Tiger Tail Seahorses.  We have learned that these captive bred seahorses just landed at Quality Marine for the 1st time since 2015.  Continue reading to see the full press release. Quality Marine Receives Aquacultured Tiger Tail Seahorses Today we are excited to announce the arrival of Aquacultured Tiger Tail Seahorses for the first time since 2015. Our partner’s culture facility has supplied us with other high quality livestock in the past, but has recently expanded to allow for this culture and we’re happy to be a part of their success story as their available species list

Quality Marine Receives the First Aquacultured Glow-Tail Pipefish

Quality Marine, located in Los Angeles, CA has been on a streak of acquiring and distributing more and more captive bred ornamental aquarium fish in recent months.  The latest captive bred species is the Glow-Tail Pipefish.  Traditionally wild caught, these fish have been hard to obtain but they have remained popular in the hobby for a few decades.  Quality Marine is importing the Pipefish through Aquarium Des Lagons in French territory of New Caledonia.  Read the press release below to learn more about this exciting news. Official Quality Marine Press Release As part of Quality Marine’s continuing effort to promote sustainability and responsibility in the aquarium trade, another commercially aquacultured first is now available through us: the Glow-Tail Pipefish (Dunckerocampus chapmani). These fish are available

Rare Seahorse Caught On Video In Waters Off Long Beach

LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — When it comes to getting some much-need rain in the Southland, El Niño has been a letdown – at least so far. But as CBS2’s Jasmine Viel reports, the weather phenomenon may be responsible for pushing rare sea creatures into our waters. Diver Roger Hanson says he couldn’t believe what he found twice Sunday just off the Long Beach coast: a rare Pacific seahorse calmly gliding above the ocean floor in just a few feet of water. “I was shocked,” said Hanson. Hanson had last spotted the spiny curvaceous creature last month, but his determination to capture this seahorse on camera in the chilly water came with a price. “Once I saw the seahorse, I stayed out

New Regulations For Dwarf Seahorses

Dwarf Seahorses among Galaxaura subverticillata, one of the macroalgaes they associate with in the wild. 2016 will see wild Dwarf Seahorse Hippocampus zosterae gain new protections in the waters around Florida. These regulations are designed to limit their harvest from the wild in order to sustainably manage Dwarf Seahorse populations. The proposed regulations: Recreational bag limit: reduce the current limit of five (5) of each species of seahorse (within the 20 organism aggregate bag limit for all Marine Life species) to five (5) seahorses total per person per day Commercial trip limit: reduce the current daily commercial limit from 400 dwarf seahorses to 200 per person or per vessel (whichever is less) Establish an annual commercial quota of 25,000 individual dwarf seahorses and provide for closure of the recreational and
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