03 Jul '12, 3pm

Help save the American seahorses

Help save the American seahorses

Photo: Jeff Jeffords and courtesy of the Center for Biological Diversity Seriously, is there anyone out there who is a seahorse hater? I don't think I've ever heard of someone who despised the gentle aquatic oddities who are as paternal as they come (male seahorses famously carry and raise the young) and seem to have floated in from a fairy story. I know whenever I see them in aquariums, my eyes alike widen in wonder. Seahorses are badass in a very magical way. But those seahorses, only about 2 inches long at their maximum and found in the Gulf of Mexico, are under threat. In response, the Center for Biological Diversity, based in Phoenix, Ariz., has begun a petition to have dwarf seahorses protected under the Endangered Species Act by the Marine Fisheries Service. Your signature on the petition, which will be considered in comments, which are open through July 3. Why are ...

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