Knysna’s endangered seahorses find a safe island stable

02 August 2020 - 00:00 By BOBBY JORDAN

It’s 7cm long, 40-million years old, and loves dancing in the morning. Now scientists have discovered yet another curious characteristic of the Knysna seahorse — it prefers a man-made “mattress” to the seabed.

A new study of the endangered Hippocampus capensis, found only in three Garden Route estuaries, has found that the species is thriving inside the stony canal walls of a residential marina...

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