Saving Seahorses to Save Seas

Date: 

Thursday, September 30, 2021, 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Location: 

Online

Close up of a yellow seahorse.

Free Virtual Public Lecture

Amanda Vincent, Director and Cofounder, Project Seahorse; Professor, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, The University of British Columbia

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Amanda Vincent, the 2021 Indianapolis Prize winner, has dedicated her career to understanding and advocating for seahorses, which serve as a flagship species for a wide range of marine conservation issues. She is credited with bringing the world’s attention to the 44 known species of seahorses and with developing a collaborative approach to marine conservation that is also improving the status of many other marine fishes, such as sharks, rays, groupers, and eels. Hear how her determination and optimism is saving not only these iconic sea creatures but also our world’s oceans.

Presented in collaboration with the Indianapolis Prize of the Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc.

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About the Speaker

Amanda Vincent became the first biologist to study seahorses underwater in 1986. Ever since, she has been the leading authority on the ecology and conservation of seahorses and a protector of marine life. In 1996, Dr. Vincent cofounded and still directs Project Seahorse, an international organization committed to conservation and sustainable use of the world’s coastal marine ecosystems. Project Seahorse undertakes biological and social research, empowers local communities, establishes marine protected areas, manages small-scale fisheries, restructures international trade, promotes integrated policy, and advances environmental understanding.