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A report in the Bournemouth Echo states that a recent drop in spiny seahorse numbers off the coast of southern England may be due to illegal clam fishing.
It is illegal to disturb, injure or kill seahorses in the UK and they are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act. The seagrass beds which is the spiny seahorses' natural habitat is also being protected by Poole Harbour Commissioners who have placed buoys around the seagrass beds and a Southern Sea Fisheries bylaw prohibits fishing there.
As yet the actual cause of the seahorses' deaths is unknown and some put the blame on a combination of...
Posted by Rill in Seahorse Facts, Seahorse Videos | 4 comments
Here is a wonderful video I found on YouTube of a male seahorse giving birth to hundreds of baby seahorses.
He pumps them out of the sac in his belly which starts off full and empties out with each push.
The cutest part of the video (IMHO) is when he swims over to the female seahorse after giving birth. Too...
Posted by Rill in Seahorse Crafts | 3 comments
Katie at the Let's Be Preppy blog is having a seahorse pillow giveaway!
She has joined forces with All Modern.com to give away the gorgeous pillow shown to the left. There are four different ways to enter the draw:
Post a comment on the original post or send an email to letsbepreppy at gmail dot com (I've typed it this way to stop spammers getting hold of Katie's email address)
Write a blog post (just like I did) about the giveaway (this gives you two entries into the giveaway!) and email Katie to tell her about it.
Go to All Modern.com and tell Katie about something else you like from their website...
Posted by Rill in Seahorse Videos | 2 comments
Here's a great video I found on YouTube today where a seahorse manages to escape from a flounder who's lying in wait.
The video is from Scubazoo - a site devoted to marine filming and photography.
I get the impression that the flounder wasn't too interested in eating a bony...
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Right before your eyes! Here are two great videos from YouTube.
The first video shows Mauro Vianello, a Venetian Murano glass artist who films himself making pieces - today he came out with a seahorse! Watch how he crafts the creature from soft Venetian glass.
The second video shows a Welsh glass artist making an even more ornate seahorse - the finished piece is shown above.
And here are some glass seahorses on eBay in case this post has whetted your appetite!
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Here's another great piece from a beautiful collection I found on Etsy!
As I mentioned in my last seahorse craft post Etsy is a fabulous source of one-of-a-kind handmade lovely things - clothes, bags, accessories - something for everyone!
This particular bag is from Mary Moon Designs which is owned and operated by Maria Luna (get it? Mary Moon?) who specializes in gorgeous handmade applique pieces. You can read her blog here.
She has two versions of the seahorse hobo bag - below you can see the pink and blue versions. Click on the images to order yourself...