Rare Seahorse Spotted on Cornish Coast

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Rare Seahorse Spotted on Cornish Coast​


A long-snouted seahorse has been seen in the coastal waters of South West England. Also known as the Spiny Seahorse, Hippocampus guttulatus, the rare fish was spotted on a lunchtime walk by Cornwall Council’s nature recovery officer Alicia Shepherd, and it’s one of only seven sightings in the county over the past ten years.

Ms Shephard said it was an incredibly rare species to come across in the county, with experts calling the discovery special.

“I can’t stress enough how special it is to see a seahorse thriving in Cornwall waters.” She explained.

“This is an insanely rare species to find and isn’t something most people will ever see in their lifetime.”

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