Helping Dwarf Seahorses

Hello, I created this campain to educate people about dwarf seahorses to help keep these dwarf miracles from going extinct.
Chase Smit
Lawrenceville, Georgia
United States
1 Team Member

Dwarf seahorses are a miracle in themselves.With adults only about an inch tall, the dwarf seahorse is the smallest of the four seahorse species found in U.S. waters. This dainty, curly-tailed fish occurs only in shallow seagrass areas in the Gulf of Mexico, along the Atlantic Coast of Florida and in the Caribbean. Unfortunately, this seahorse now faces numerous threats to its existence, and the best available science shows that it’s in decline. Widespread loss of the species’ seagrass habitat due to pollution, damage from boats and trawls and global warming is hurting the minuscule creature — which is further endangered by collection for use in the aquarium trade.After the oil spill, this species is even more threatened. Dwarf seahorses are not good swimmers, and may be caught in a oil batch.



What is our plan? Once we reach the set amount of funds, I can purchase the tools needed to educate youth and adults about how we can help these seahorses. A nano aquarium and filration system is what is needed to kick this project off! why would I need these items? To show people how needey dwarf seahorses are. I will purchase   dwarf seahorses, to give the wild caught ones a break, and to go around demonstrating their abilities and size. The first stop on our jouney will local schools, then we can advance our project to the next level.We will also offer cabitive bred seahorses to end the collection of wild caught ones. 

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This campaign ended on March 17, 2013
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  • $5USD
    Thank you for helping!

    We will send you pictures of our ongoing project, and send out a personalized thank you note!

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    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $15USD
    A little more?

    You have a mind for helping! As SOON as we get all the supplies, you will recieve step by step photos as we we set them up. A personalized thank you note. And a video or pictures of us demonstrating the dwarf seahorses at schools.

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    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $50USD
    Educator Package

    Thank you for going this far! You will receive seahorse bag or t-shirt, your choice.Photos of the dwarf seahorses,and photos of us at demonstrating at schools. And you will get to name a seahorse whatever you may choose.(And you may request photos of him/her whenever you want)

    0 out of 15 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $100USD
    Want a Captive Bred Seahorse?

    You will recieve all of the above perks. And when we begin to offer cative bred seahorses, you will recieve a pair.(You may have them sent to you,you pay shipping, or we keep him with us and you have full ownership, once again your choice.) *This delivery date is extended to allow you to set up your system,if your system is ready please contact us.Also new homes for the seahorses will be checked and a photo needed.

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
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