Known for their monogamous relationships and male pregnancies, the seahorse was the Ocean Conservancy’s 2019 Father of the Year. But due to fishing for traditional medicine, curios, and aquariums, the ocean’s superdad is under threat, and climate change only stands to make matters worse. Today, we explore why seahorses are important, what factors have driven steep population declines in several seahorse species, and where we go from here. With special guest Dr. Sarah Krejci: Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Science at Bethune-Cookman University.
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Writers: Isabel Plower, Shannon Damiano, Ethan Brown
Editor: Will Andronico
Producers: Ethan Brown, Megan Crimmins, Shannon Damiano, Frank Hernandez
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Music: Brett Sawka
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