A group of endangered sea horses was released into Sydney Harbour after a successful conservation program at Sydney’s Sea Life Aquarium.
In footage released by the aquarium on May 8, several White’s Seahorses were released into nine different “Seahorse hotels” in waters off the coast of Mosman and Clifton Gardens, a media release stated.
“The White’s Seahorses – affectionately known as the Sydney Seahorse – were part of a recovery project led by SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium in collaboration with the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Fisheries and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS),” the statement read.
The purpose of the project was to successfully breed, raise, and release the White’s Seahorses into the wild and monitor their success in helping reverse the decline of the species.
The White’s Seahorse is listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as “endangered”. Credit: Sea Life Sydney Aquarium via Storyful