Take action for seahorse conservation

There are many ways you can help protect seahorses and expand our scientific understanding of these extraordinary animals:

Become a citizen scientist.

Simply by adding your observations and helping to identify seahorses on iSeahorse.org, you are contributing to seahorse knowledge and conservation. If you have an iPhone, be sure to download our app when you head into the field.

Recruit other citizen scientists.

Are your friends or family going on a seaside holiday? Do you belong to a dive club? Know some seahorse enthusiasts? Spread the word about iSeahorse. You can download our iSeahorse poster (coming soon) or find us on social media @ProjectSeahorse and facebook.com/projectseahorse.

Organize a long-term monitoring project.

Are you interested in taking your citizen science to the next level by tracking a seahorse population over time? Send a note to our team of scientists to learn more.

Avoid eating shrimp.

Simply put, shrimp trawling and shrimp farming are among the most destructive activities in our oceans. Find out how they harm seahorse populations and how you can make sustainable seafood choices.

Donate to Project Seahorse.

Project Seahorse depends on the support of our partners and dedicated individuals to manage and continuously improve iSeahorse. Any donation, no matter how large or small, makes a difference!

Donate now

Click here to make a one time or regular donation to Project Seahorse through our partner, the University of British Columbia. If you prefer to donate by cheque, please follow the instructions here.

Become a seahorse advocate in your community or region.

Are seahorse populations in your area being threatened by habitat loss, overfishing, or other activities? Contact your local politician or send a note to your local newspaper or broadcaster. In the coming months we will be adding an advocacy toolkit and other features to iSeahorse.org, so please stay tuned. In the meantime, consider organizing a local petition to protect the seahorses in your ocean neighbourhood.