Seahorse farm

Seahorse farm

E766/0096 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 51.7MB

Downloadable file size: 2.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


This image is part of the feature Seahorse Farm

Credit: LOUISE MURRAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Seahorse farm. Seahorse breeder, Kealan Doyle, examines seahorse eggs ( Hippocampus kuda) under the microscope. In front is a jar containing an adult seahorse. These seahorses are bred at Seahorse Ireland, the world's first seahorse farm. Large water tanks with constantly circulating water are used and seahorses are fed on a diet of plankton and algae. Seahorse Ireland supplies animals to the aquarium trade and is developing technology that enables farmers in Asia to conserve local stocks. Female seahorses produce up to 2,000 eggs, which are transferred to the male's brood pouch for fertilisation and incubation. Many species are endangered through overfishing for the aquarium and traditional Chinese medicine trades.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: adult, agricultural, agriculture, animal, aquaculture, aquarium, aquatic, beaker, biological, biology, bony fish, caucasian, conservation, farming, fauna, fish, glass, hippocampus kuda, human, instrument, ireland, jar, lab, laboratory, light microscope, male, man, marine, marine biology, microscope, nature, observing, one, people, person, pisces, pisciculture, seahorse, seahorse breeder, seahorse breeding, seahorse farm, seahorse ireland, seahorses, single, white, wildlife, zoological, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.