SEA HORSES

BY MATTHEW BRACE, in Sydney
FARMED seahorses are being branded in Australia to save wild populations from being poached.

To stem the illegal depletion of wild colonies of seahorses in the oceans a seahorse centre was set up in Tasmania, where they are farmed for consumption.

The farm has 250,000 captive bred specimens and is sharing its technology with the Chinese who previously used millions of wild seahorses each year for traditional medicine.

Dried seahorse is considered a powerful aphrodisiac and Tasmanian waters are home to the ...


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