Course: Seahorse Biology, Ecology and Conservation

The Seahorse Trust


Cost: £65

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

The Seahorse Trust have used their extensive knowledge and experience to develop an online course focussing on the biology and ecology of seahorses, the threats posed to them and the wider marine environment along with current conservation measures.

How does the course work?

The course is entirely self-guided with no time limit. Participants can complete modules in their preferred order and at any time they wish. There are also additional resources to support learning and understanding.


  • Introduction (free)
  • Taxonomy and diversity
  • Anatomy and morphology
  • Seahorses in Britain and Ireland
  • Camouflage and colour change
  • Reproductive biology
  • Courtship
  • Migration
  • Territorial behaviour
  • Research at Studland Bay
  • Human impacts
  • Conservation Case Study: Studland Bay
  • Conservation measures


Find out more on our dedicated webpage Seahorse Ecology Course.

Who are The Seahorse Trust?

The Seahorse Trust was set up in 1999 as an umbrella organisation to preserve and conserve the natural world, especially the marine environment, using seahorses as our flagship species. We work in partnership with many organisations and people from all over the world, it is this unique partnership that allows us to achieve so much in the conservation of seahorses and their environment for the future.

Seahorses are a unique fish species that occupy coastal areas across most of the world. It is these very areas that are most under threat, being vulnerable to human and natural interference. By working together we can make a difference to the future of these sensitive species and their ecosystems. Although we are a small charity, we are very effective. By using the seahorse as our flagship species, we make a difference in so many ways – in education and in conservation, having successfully lobbied for protected areas and for the protection of seahorse species in the UK.

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