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Building Capacity for Seahorse Monitoring in Vietnam


From February to April this year, I joined Dr. Tse-Lynn Loh, a postdoctoral research associate at Shedd Aquarium, as a field assistant in Vietnam – a major exporter of seahorses – to study seahorse populations here and ensure they are managed sustainably. Dr. Loh and her partners at Project Seahorse are collaborating with my institute, the Research Institute of Marine Fisheries (RIMF) in Haiphong, Vietnam, to advance seahorse conservation in Southeast Asia, a region of the world that exhibits significant marine biodiversity but is also susceptible to increased development and commercialization.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been investigating seahorse distribution and habitat associations, as well as raising awareness about a global citizen science program that supports seahorse conse...

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