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Hold the mysteries of the ocean in the palm of your hand.

All around the world, crowds gather to admire our seahorses in our famous aquariums.  But you can get much closer to these mysterious creatures at our completely unique facility at Beauty Point, in Tasmania’s beautiful Tamar Valley, just 45 minutes from Launceston or Devonport.

Our working seahorse farm gives you unique access to these magical creatures. An educational tour will lead you through The Cave of the Seahorse, working Seahorse Farm and the Wonders of the Southern Ocean Aquarium, ending with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hold a beautiful seahorse in the palm of your hand!

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2 days ago

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The Red Handfish is Facing Extinction.
There are only 2 known small populations left. Not far from one of them a Huon Aquaculture Salmon Pen is being stationed over potential habitat TODAY. There has been inadequate surveys for this cryptic fish in the habitat area. We are not impressed at all and this is another bad move by the salmon industry.

Call the Environment Minister's office and let them know how you feel about it! More comments below.

Seahorse World Joins Calls for Urgent Action on the Red Handfish:

Seahorse World, a member of the National Handfish Recovery Team, has joined calls for urgent action to protect the last remaining habitat areas of the Red Handfish. “The imminent threat of aquaculture pens for potentially diseased fish at Green Head must be reconsidered by Huon Aquaculture” said head biologist Rachelle Hawkins.
“While we are generally supporters of the aquaculture industry, this will be a public relations disaster for the industry. These amazing creatures are on the verge of extinction with maybe only 40 individuals left, and rather than placing further threats in their way we need urgent government funding to protect their habitat. This spring is likely to be the last chance to save one of the two remaining populations of the Red Handfish.”
“It seems ludicrous to us that on one hand we are going to so much trouble attempting to breed and save Handfish while on the other hand the key threats are not being dealt with.”
“Not only should aquaculture pens NOT be placed near known populations, governments must urgently fund professional removal of the main threat – sea urchins. This may give us a window of opportunity to save the species.”
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1 week ago

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The Spotted Handfish: Biology and Conservation. Dr Tim Lynch. Today 11.30am ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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Dr Tim Lynch is giving a public lecture on the Spotted Handfish at Seahorse World at 11.30am next Tuesday 14th of August as part of Science Week celebrations. Please come and support this special event with such a high profile speaker coming all this way to share with us. Entry is free. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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This is a great initiative restoring some suitable habitat for endangered seahorse species using artificial structures. We here at Seahorse World are captive breeding this species attempting to "do our bit" for the conservation of these amazing creatures. We also educate our visitors on this and many other endangered species and creatures under threat.

ABC News
It is not much more than a chicken wire cage, but the nicely named "seahorse hotel" is behind a population resurgence of Australia's endangered white seahorse.
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