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Hundreds of baby seahorses released in Sydney Harbour

Words by Abi Scaife

Nearly 400 baby seahorses have been released in Australia.

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The 380 baby seahorses were bred in captivity at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) and were released at Chowder Bay in Sydney Harbour.

This is the biggest-ever release of seahorses and marks a huge milestone for conservation efforts.

Why are they doing this?

The creatures are a type of seahorse known as White’s Seahorse, and they were listed as endangered in 2020. Floods in recent years have also impacted the population - and the hope is that these continued efforts by SIMS will help to repair some of the damage done.

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

Blue Marine Foundation. A charity dedicated to restoring the ocean to health by addressing overfishing, one of the world's biggest environmental problems. Support them here.

The Ocean Conservation Trust. A charity of Ocean optimists taking action to protect and restore nature for a thriving Ocean. Find out more here.

Marine Conservation Society. This charity is fighting for a cleaner, better protected, healthier ocean - one we can all enjoy. Learn more here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Life Below Water.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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