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Seahorse Safari launched at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Seahorse Safari launched at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
May 17, 2013

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium's has launched a new seahorse exhibition - Seahorse Safari - featuring some of Australia's most fascinating underwater residents from the seahorse family.

The displays in the Seahorse Safari expedition are the first to launch since the attraction's multimillion-dollar renovation last year and are home to a variety of stunning species from the seahorse family including Potbelly Seahorses, Razorfish, Seamoths, Pipefish, Weedy and Leafy Seadragons and the White's Seahorse or 'Sydney Seahorse', which is endemic to Sydney.

Echoing a similar exhibit at Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium in Auckland, the displays will be home the seahorses and their beautiful relatives, with enclosures housing from one or two individual creatures to up to as many as twenty.

The Seahorse Safari expedition also offers a fun and educational journey throughout the attraction. Each display offers interactive activities including the chance to explore fossils, a 3D find-the-seahorse scene, seahorse dance lessons and stamp stations where kids can document their journey in their seahorse passports.

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium Senior Aquarist Amy Wilkes explains "we are very excited for these unique displays to launch at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and see the Seahorse Safari as an opportunity to educate the public on these shy and delicate creatures.

"Seahorses are very sensitive to light, water quality and temperature and require regular feeding, so to have the chance to view these fragile creatures in a controlled environment here at the aquarium is truly a rare and moving experience".

Many species of seahorse and pipefish are endangered and more still are listed as vulnerable or at risk of becoming endangered. As a part of SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium's ongoing commitment and dedication to conserving Australia's marine life, in 2007 the attraction successfully bred White's Seahorses onsite ahead of working with Manly Council to tag and release them onto nets at Manly Cove. This effort to boost wild population numbers and improve our understanding of how the seahorses survive in their marine habitat has paved the way for best practice in net cleaning which is still in place today.

For more information on the newly relaunched SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium go to www.sydneyaquarium.com.au

16th July 2012 - SYDNEY AQUARIUM TO RELAUNCH AS SEA LIFE SYDNEY AQUARIUM

16th May 2012 - MERLIN TO RELAUNCH OCEANWORLD MANLY AS MANLY SEA LIFE SANCTUARY

14th September 2011 - KELLY TARLTON’S LAUNCHES SEAHORSE KINGDOM

1st July 2011 - MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS LOOKS TO PROTECT GLOBAL BRANDS


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