Several seahorse items to share today. First, we're getting excited about the April 6 opening of "The Secret Lives of Seahorses" at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The exhibit's really taking shape and guaranteed it's going to be fun to visit.
As part of the pre-opening activity, we launched a contest today in which a lucky winner and nine friends will enjoy a "Seahorse Soiree" in the exhibit. Details and a preview of "The Secret Lives of Seahorses" are available on our website. The contest ends April 30.
You can get deeper insights into lives of seahorses as a Facebook friend of Herbie Hippocampus, who's helping us share stories of seahorses -- from the inside.
It's also a place to learn what each of us can do to protect seahorses in the wild -- from choosing sustainable seafood (because seahorse habitat can be destroyed by thoughtless aquaculture developments and indiscriminate fishing practices) to supporting creation of marine protected areas that safeguard the coral reefs, mangrove forests and eelgrass beds where seahorses and their kin make their homes. California's only native seahorse, the Pacific seahorse, could benefit from this kind of protection.
We've also posted a new seahorse video on YouTube; check it out: