Short Snouted Seahorse spotted in Devon

PUBLISHED: 16:06 07 August 2017 | UPDATED: 16:06 07 August 2017

The short snouted seahorse

The short snouted seahorse

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In recent years there has been a large decline of Short Snouted Seahorses in UK waters however volunteers at the National Marine Aquarium have spotted one of them living in shallow waters off the Devon coast.

This species of seahorse was originally native to this area but due to recent weather and water conditions, they have migrated to Mediterranean waters.

Mark Parry, community seagrass initiative project managers at the aquarium, said: “It is with great excitement that we are able to announce our first seahorse sighting within one of our seagrass surveys.”

The National Marine Aquarium plans to continue their review of local marine life and establish if this was a lone seahorse or if there is a larger group hiding within Devon’s seagrass bed.

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