Balmoral Seahorse Release

Published on: June 2024

Record: HANSARD-1323879322-142708

Balmoral Seahorse Release


—Speaker Balmoral Beach has become the new home of more than two-hundred endangered White's Seahorses after they were successfully released by the team at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science. The White's Seahorse is the second species globally to be listed as endangered, and over the last decade there has been a vast decline in their population due to loss of critical habitat from sedimentation, mooring pollution and the general urbanisation of Sydney's shoreline. Thanks to the ingenious designs with the seahorse hotel, the team at SIMS have been working to re-establish and repopulate the endangered species. After a successful release last year in Chowder Bay it is hoped that this second release at Balmoral will be just as successful in establishing a stable population. I want to extend my congratulations to the entire team at SIMS for this successful release and all the incredible work that they do for marine conservation.

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