I am currently in Florida at the University of Tampa, to attend Syngbio 2017. Syngbio is the global conference about Syngnathidae. “Syngnathidae” is the scientific name for the group of animals that consists of seahorses, pipefishes, etc. The conference is being attended by over 100 experts from across the world, who are discussing topics ranging from behaviour, to genetics, husbandry and conservation.
Once the conference is over, I will write a blog about the main conclusions of the conference. But since I am currently in a syngnathid mind-set, I figured it made sense to have a look at previous blog posts I wrote about seahorses and their relatives and combine them for anyone interested to learn more about these fascinating animals.
- Little known seahorse facts: an overview of interesting facts about seahorses you might not have heard of before
- Winged pipefish: one of my favourite pipefish species that I feel deserves more attention
- Seadragons and other critters found in the cold waters around Sydney
- Ruby seadragons, deep sea seahorses and other critters beyond the reach of divers
- Keeping seahorses in tanks: a rant on how I struggled keeping West Australian seahorses in tanks. Read this blog if you are considering keeping seahorses in tanks yourself
- Ornate ghostpipefish: ghostpipefishes are gorgeous animals, but very understudied. This blog is an overview of what we know about the ornate ghostpipefish.
- Fluo seahorses: A photo compilation of some of the fluoresence work I’ve done, including fluo seahorse shots