08 May 2007

Pipefish Watch!

Seasearch is calling on all divers to look out for and record the pipefish and seahorses they see on their dives around the UK. They club divers and others to make a special effort on the Seasearch DIVE IN weekend of 9th-10th June 2007 but you can record sightings at any other time as well.

In the last couple of years we have seen a big increase in diver sightings of the snake pipefish and both species of seahorses. Formerly rarely seen, the snake pipefish has become abundant at certain times of year, especially on North Sea coasts, but unusual numbers of juveniles have been seen in the Atlantic as well.

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