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Endangered Species

Seahorses Threatened with Extinction [VIDEO]

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A short video on Wired discusses the unique and interesting creatures that are seahorses and their near extinction due to unsustainable fishing practices.

Used in Chinese medicine, and a common by-catch in industrial fisheries, especially trawling fisheries, seahorses are endangered and quickly getting closer to extinction.

The decline of coral reefs around the world also threaten these beautiful, almost mythical creatures.

Watch the Wired video on seahorses here.

Photo Credit: San Diego Shooter via flickr




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