Marine Conservation Cambodia in The News

Tracking Seahorses with Tattoos

Our Seahorse Tagging Project was recently highlighted in the Phnom Phen Post.

“Outtake from the article”

Marine biologists off the coast of Kep are giving seahorses fluorescent “tattoos” in hopes of tracking their numbers and curbing illegal fishing.

Of the 48 species of seahorses around the globe, seven have been spotted in Cambodian waters, but little is known about the animal’s local demographics.

“There are lots of questions that we’re still trying to find the answers on with seahorses,” explained Lindsay Aylesworth, 31, a graduate student at the University of British Columbia and lead researcher behind the project.

Read more here on the Phnom Phen Post Website

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